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For Volunteer Appreciation Month, #ThankAScouter who made a difference

Scout volunteers, we can’t thank you enough for your devotion to the Scouting movement.

But that doesn’t mean we won’t try.

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, which is April, we want you to send in photos, videos and stories about a volunteer who made a difference in your life or the life of a Scout.

We’re calling it #ThankAScouter, and here are four ways to participate.

Please note

  • Send your appreciations by Sunday, April 23, 2017. We’ll share our favorites during National Volunteer Week, which is April 23 to 29, 2017.
  • With any of the options below, please include your name, unit number, hometown and the name of the volunteer you’re thanking. If you prefer your message be anonymous, please say so.
  • Please use the subject line “#ThankAScouter” when emailing me.

1. Snap a photo

Write a big, bold message of thanks on a whiteboard, poster or piece of printer paper. Have someone take a photo of you holding the sign, and send me the photo at scoutingmag@gmail.com. (High-res preferred.)

2. Share a story

In 50 words or less, describe the moment when you witnessed a Scouting volunteer going above and beyond. Send the story to me at scoutingmag@gmail.com.

3. Shoot a video

In 10 seconds or less, document your appreciation on video. This can be as simple as gathering your Cub Scouts at the next meeting and recording them saying “thank you, Cubmaster Cathy!” Send the video to scoutingmag@gmail.com.

4. Tweet a tweet or post on Instagram

If you’d rather share your message of thanks directly with the world, just use the hashtag #ThankAScouter on Twitter or Instagram. We’ll reshare some of our favorites.

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