First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights the Importance of Volunteering

First Lady Michelle Obama currently serves as Girl Scouts of the USA’s Honorary National President. By accepting the position in 2009, Mrs. Obama took her place in a tradition stretching back to 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President of the Girl Scout Movement. Since then, each successive First Lady has served in this post.


Girl Scouts of the USA released a video of First Lady Michelle Obama highlighting the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers. Thanks to volunteers, generations of girls have learned to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. The Girl Scout experience wouldn’t be possible without volunteers; they empower girls to make friends, have new adventures, and do great things.

 Are you a new volunteer, or a returning volunteer that wants to refresh your skills? The 2013 Adult Learning Conferences are open for registration. Volunteers can choose from more than 35 incredible workshops. New volunteers can take all their required training in one day andexperienced volunteers can enrich their learning with workshops.

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