It has been said many times that actions speak louder than words. I just want you to know that your work hasn't gone unnoticed. We are grateful to every leader who contributed to help make Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina what it is today. Your support holds the key to the future of our communities. The compassion you show to the girls we serve is an inspiration to us all. The way you treat them with respect and kindness, no matter what the situation, is both comforting and inspiring. We all know how stressful society can be for girls today, but because of Girl Scouting and the services you provide for them, your words and actions go a long way toward helping them become the leaders the world needs them to be.


I wanted to let you know what an outstanding job I think you're doing with the girls you work with. Because of how patient you are with them, they really respond to you. I can see them improving and growing and their confidence strengthening every day. You have such a wonderful ability to meet each girl at her level and encourage them to do more. The girls are so blessed to have you as a leader, and so are we. Your support and dedication does make a difference in the lives of the young women in our communities. I close with a poem “To be a volunteer, it takes…”


To be a volunteer, it takes...


To be a volunteer, it takes...


Generosity, a willingness to give your time to others
Understanding, because their lives might be very different from your own
Empathy, an ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and feel what they must feel
Compassion, to truly care about making someone else's life better
Patience, because the process doesn't always go as smoothly as it might
Dedication, to stick with the project and see it through

 You've shown these qualities and so much more, so thank you for all that you do.


Thank you so much!

Loretta Graham, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern SC