To us, Girl Scout Volunteers are real-life superheros! For example, take Beth C., from Cumberland County. As a mother of four, full-time student, and substitute teacher, Beth still finds the time to volunteer within our council. Some of the volunteer positions she holds include Troop Leader, Service Unit Manager, and Red Cross CPR-Frist Aid Trainer. Wow!
Beth's dedication to Girl Scouts is inspiring and is one of the many reasons why we've selected her for our Volunteer Spotlight!
Learn more about how Beth became a Girl Scout Volunteer and how the program is positively influencing girls' lives.
How did you first get involved with Girl Scouts?
My daughter’s Troop Leader, Jeannie H., asked if I would step up and help lead a troop for the following year. I went to the Service Unit’s Leader Meeting and found out there were no Brownie Troops because they could not find a leader. I decided to sign up then and there to lead a Brownie Troop and have continued on as co-leader for my daughter’s troop.
What is the best part of being a Girl Scout Volunteer?
The girls. I love to watch them learn new things and overcome fears. They grow so much from year to year and watching them become leaders of tomorrow has been so rewarding.
Why is volunteering with Girl Scouts important to you?
There are so many girls in our communities facing terrible challenges and making poor decisions, they seem lost. I think Girl Scouts provides opportunities for these girls to know how important they are in their communities and understand that there is much more to the world around them.
How do you fit in volunteering with your schedule?
It can be a challenge sometimes, but it is something I really enjoy so I make time for it. Spending time with other leaders, learning and bouncing ideas off each other gives me a sense of camaraderie.
Thank you, Beth for being a Girl Scout Volunteer and helping bring this amazing experience to the girls in your area!