No duty is more urgentthan that of returningthanks. James Allen
10 Ways to Love Your Leaders1. Call him/her and say, 6. Bring dinner to him/her. “Thanks!” 7. Fill out a Troop memory2. Send a thank you card. book with each girl’s name, picture, favorite3. Send a text saying thanks. things, etc.4. Have a surprise party. 8. Make a booklet of Thank You pictures.5. Take him/her out to dinner. 9. Make a plaque. 10. Take her to a movie, play, concert, etc.
Here’s to a BOO-tifulYearCellophane bag, googly eyes, popcorn, ribbon
You’re No. 1!Pringles can, cardstock, candy (optional) to fill Pringles can
Candy Prescription• RED – kills infection caused by patience worn thin• YELLOW – increases appetite for new ideas• GREEN – gives energy to keep up with the girls• ORANGE – relieves tension• BLUE – take when dealing with difficult individuals• BROWN – relieves pain from all of the above
10 More Ways to Love Your Leaders1. Give him/her a plant. 6. Give him/her a magazine subscription.2. Send him/her flowers. 7. Give him/her a free haircut3. Nominate him/her for a or pedicure or manicure. Council Award such as “Outstanding Leader.” 8. Display an “honor” wall at your meeting place if its4. Write a letter or article for approved. the newspaper in his/her praise. 9. Send him/her a bottle of his/her favorite adult5. Give him/her a gift beverage. certificate. 10. Hire a cleaning service to clean his/her house.
No-Boo-Dy does it the way you do! THANKS!Cellophane bag, Mini marshmallows, Sharpie (black), Ribbon
To a leader who OWL-ways does a great job!Thanks!Paper owl cut-out, pencil, markers, scissors
Thank You for the EXTRAwork you do! Extra gum, Card
Much Obliged, Y’all Card, Small bag of Candy/Popcorn
I “mint” to tellyou how much you are appreciated! Junior Mints, card
Another 10 Ways to Love Your Leaders1. Have a Troop picnic… and 6. Make a quilt or blanket. don’t have the leader do any work! 7. Do a cross-stitch.2. Instead of asking, “How 8. Offer to cover an event or can I help?” make a specific volunteer and FOLLOW thing that you can do… and THROUGH! do it! 9. Weed the garden or mow3. Give him/her Girl Scout the yard while he/she is at items that he or she might a Troop meeting. not otherwise purchase. 10. Hang a sign on the door on4. Write a poem. in the yard saying, “Our leader lives here. THANK5. Write a song. YOU!”
We’ve got spirit, Yes we do!We’ve got spirit THANKS to you! Paper sack, tag, ribbon
POP! POP! Fizz! Fizz!Here’s what agreat leader is! Tag, Bottle of Soda
Stress Relief PackFor immediate stress relief: pop three stress relief capsules every 4-6 hours or as needed. See physician if symptoms persist! Bubble Wrap, Card stock, Tag, Stapler, Staples
To a SUPER volunteer!Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop (or other lollipop), “Super” cape, holepunch, Permanent marker
Anti-Grinch PillsGreen M&Ms or other green candy, Ziploc bag, tag
Thanks for being a great“ade” to our Troop!Lemonade individual packets, cup with straw, tag
Thanks forbeing so UP- liftingBottle of 7-Up Soda, tag, ribbon
Time to RelaxThanks for all you’ve done! Sundae glass, bath salts, loofa sponge, tag, ribbon
Yet Another 10 Ways to Love Your Leaders1. Make a collage of Troop pictures 6. Fill out the paperwork the right using Photobucket or another way, the FIRST time, ON TIME! free online service. 2. Have dinner and a movie 7. Help organize and supervise delivered to his/her house. Troop community service (pizza and a DVD or Blu-Ray) projects.3. Rent a limo for an hour and 8. Make copies at your office for the crown her. Then take her for a Troop. ride for an hour around her “kingdom.” 9. Bring an ice-cold drink to the leader when she’s out at camp4. Create a recipe book with recipes and hot! from each Scout in her own words. Give it to the leader. 10. Have the Troop offer to pay for her leadership training or5. Offer to help at one meeting. renewal training.
To a volunteer who is HEAD and SHOULDERS above the rest!
Thanks for everythingyou DEW!Bottle of Mountain Dew Soda, tag, ribbon
Snow-one’s aharder worker than you! Candy bar, material scraps,snowman candy bar wrapper, tag
You’re the apple of our eye! Red M&Ms, card, cellophane bag
I have to ad-MITT it –you are a fantasticvolunteer!Oven mitt, tag, ribbon
Candy Gram PailI SKORed big when I got youas a volunteer. Don’tSNICKER, but I think you’regreat! You’re MOUNDS offun and you have brought meso much JOY! I think youROCK. Thanks BEARY muchfor always being so JOLLY.Volunteers like you are wortha MINT. I’d be a NERD if Ididn’t thank you for helping eput the PIECES of our teamtogether. You are Mighty &Magnificent! Thanks for agreat year!
Thanks a BunchPaper bag, paper tag, paper strip (for vase), mini silk or faux flowers,glue gun, hot glue
You’ve earneda RAISIN pay!Box of raisins, tag, ribbon
You’re a CUT above the rest! Scissors, cellophane bag, ribbon, tag
So-da Thanks Go to You• Thanks for all your help• Thanks for POPPING in! • What would I DEW without someone like you?
* Giving thanks to someone who always makes lemonade out of lemons.* EXTRAordinary is the little EXTRA. Thanks for always going the EXTRAmile for the Troop!* It’s o-FISH-al! I’m casting out a line of THANKS! Hope you catch it!* Thanks a LATTE for all of your help!
Thanks for always beingJOLLY!Jolly Rancher candy, ribbon, tag
Kiss & Squeeze to a Favorite VolunteerSqueeze bottle drink, Hershey’s Kisses, Ziploc snack size bag, ribbon, mailing sticker label with tag
Magnificent & Marvelous Volunteer Green is for the inspiration you give each day. Blue is for your patience in every way. Orange is for your warmth and caring style. Yellow is for the way you make me smile. Red is for my life, which you’ve touched this year. You’re a very, very special volunteer! To a Magnificent &Marvelous (M&M) volunteer!
“MINT” Volunteers Thanks for your commit- MINT! You were MINT to be a leader!Your encourage-MINT means so much! Thanks! Leading Girl Scouts is an invest-MINT in our future!Thanks for your invest-MINT of time! Everything you have done has MINT a lot to me! Our volunteers are worth a MINT!
Without you,the year would have been unBEARable! Mini bear, tag, ribbonPackage of gummi bears, tag
Thanks for the FRESHideas!Air freshener, ribbon, tag
No mis-STAKE-ing it –you are a great volunteer!
10 Ways to Value Volunteers1. Recognize tenure. 6. Send a thank you to the volunteer’s spouse for sharing2. Enable a volunteer to move on to him or her. expanded or higher responsibilities. 7. Send a thank you to the volunteer’s employer noting the3. Have youth share a success story impact and contribution of the about the volunteer. volunteer, especially if the employer does not provide release time to volunteer.4. Utilize a volunteer as a consultant. 8. Be flexible.5. Let each volunteer know that he or she was missed. 9. Utilize the volunteer’s unique special talents. 10. Spontaneously say “thank you” at an event, meeting, gathering, etc.
Thanks for taking thePLUNGE into leadership! Plunger, ribbon, tag