This holiday season, I would like to express my gratitude to the tens of thousands of people across the state that help to make Girl Scouting in Connecticut possible. The support our friends give through their time, talents, and generous donations is both appreciated and needed.

At Girl Scouts of Connecticut, volunteers are essential to the organization. To succeed, we depend on dedicated people from every town and neighborhood across Connecticut. We are always looking for people to help make a difference in a girl's life.

In our organization, there are many ways to volunteer that can be tailored to a specific person's skill set. If you can give a month, a day, or even an hour, it all makes a difference in a young girl's life! With the guidance of caring adults, more than 46,500 Girl Scouts across this state can discover about themselves and their values, connect with others to develop healthy relationships, and take action in their communities to make the world a better place.

It's an exciting time to be a part of our organization, as in a few short weeks, Girl Scouts of Connecticut will begin a year of celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts, and in 2012, we plan to celebrate with a multitude of fun activities for girls and volunteers alike. We invite everyone across the state to attend our events, including our 100th Jubilee at the Durham Fairgrounds on May 12, 2012. Our website, www.gsofct.org, has more information about what you can expect throughout this historic year.

Please join us in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!

Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO

Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Hartford