Community Service has been a cornerstone to the Girl Scout program since the beginning. Girl Scouting teaches girls (and adults) to be an active, engaged member of their communities. Many of our leaders have these values they work to instill in our girl members, but perhaps none more so than Betty Craig of Franklin County.
Betty is an instrumental volunteer in Franklin County. She serves a leader, a Service Unit Manager, the Adult Recognitions coordinator, Event Director, Day Camp Director, and many more roles! But to the leaders of Franklin County, she is a mentor and a resource to aid in their success in Girl Scouting. She is there to help a new leader when beginning her troop or to aid a teen leader in ways to keep the girls involved in the program. When Betty sees a need within her Girl Scout community she can be counted on as finding a way to make a change. A few years ago ,when she saw that the older girls in Franklin County wanted more opportunities and trainings, she became not only a Program Aid Trainer but also an American Red Cross Babysitter Instructor!
Betty's dedication and giving extends beyond her Girl Scout Community, she also serves as a United Way of Franklin County volunteer. She can often times be seen helping with the county’s community service campaigns, with her troop and other Girl Scouts a few steps behind. Because of her dedication and service to the United Way she was the 2011-2012 recipient of the United of Franklin County Wayne Stallings Volunteer of the Year Award.
When you are out in Franklin County one never knows where they might run into Betty, for she is constantly on the go when she is not volunteering for the United Way or Girl Scouts, she is volunteering at one her daughters’ schools or her church.
Betty has a heart for people and for volunteering! She gives so unselfishly of her time and energy and truly tries to make a difference in her community and beyond!