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- Former Leader/Outdoor
- How long have you been a volunteer?
- Were you a Girl Scout?
- If yes, how many years?
- 2 Years
- How many generations of Girl Scouts are in your family?
- My mother was my leader, and I was leader/co-leader for my two daughters.
- How has the Girl Scout Movement impacted your life?
The Girl Scout Movement has definitely had a positive impact on my life. I find that I personally challenge myself in order to present better, more informative and useful program for girls. Through girls' questions and comments, I have seen the world through their eyes. They have helped me develop an appreciation of our world. I hope the enthusiasm and love I have developed for Scouting over the years conveys to the girls I meet. I want girls to see that Girl Scouts is a way of life and not just an activity to fill time when they are young.
- What does being a Girl Scout volunteer mean to you?
Being a Girl Scout volunteer means showing girls that they have the power to change their world. I love seeing "the look" in a girl's eyes when she realizes she can truly make a difference. A couple of years ago I did a tree program with a group of Scouts. I read an age-appropriate story, and then we planted trees. At the end of the program as parents were arriving, one of the girls ran up to her mother shouting "I planted a tree! I helped the Earth!" These are the moments that make volunteering so important to me.
- Do you have a favorite Girl Scout word or phrase?
"A Girl Scout leaves a place cleaner than she found it."
- What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie?