National Girl Scout Leader’s Day

National Girl Scout Leaders Day is a holiday observed annually on April 22nd. This holiday honors the thousands of Girl Scout leaders who share their experiences and time with the Girl Scouts they lead. They not only help girls learn leadership but also help girls think outside the proverbial box.

They also help girls learn other valuable life skills, such as how to set and follow through on goals, how to manage money, and how to make decisions. Three-quarters of a million adults volunteer their time to work with Girl Scouts, and it is their work that this holiday attempts to honor.

The History Of National Girl Scout Leaders Day

This holiday was created by the Girl Scouts of the United States in 1982 as a way to recognize all the work that their volunteers put in every day of the year. The date of April 22nd was selected because it is close to National Volunteer Week each year.

Interesting Facts About The Girl Scouts

Let’s go over some of the facts we’ve learned about the Girl Scouts while researching this fascinating holiday. We’ve included some of our favorite tidbits about this organization below.

  • There are approximately 2.6 million Girl Scouts around the world.
  • Approximately 59 million American women living today have participated in the Girl Scouts.
  • Venus and Serena Williams are Girl Scout alums.
  • Girl Scouts sell approximately 200 million boxes of cookies per year.
  • Three out of four female U.S. senators are Girl Scout alums.
  • The most popular type of Girl Scout cookies is Thin Mints.

Observing National Girl Scout Leaders Day

This holiday can be observed by taking a few moments to thank a Girl Scout volunteer who dedicates their time and energy to leading Girl Scouts. This holiday can also be observed by spreading the word about it to people who might not be familiar with it. This can be done by using the hashtag #NationalGirlScoutLeadersDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 22 Monday
Next year (2025)
April 22 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
April 22 Saturday
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