Volunteer Spotlight: Cathy S., Lee County

Once you get to know Cathy S., a Girl Scout Volunteer from Lee County, it's no surprise why she'd be selected for the Volunteer Spotlight! A Troop Leader, former "Cookie Mom", and a PA Facilitator, Cathy manages to balance her volunteer responsibitlies with her busy lifestyle. In addition to being a Girl Scout Volunteer she also works full-time, pursues interests such as photography and scrapbooking, plays in a Bluegrass band AND is working on her Master's degree! 

However, what stands out the most about Cathy is her positive attitude and her dedication to making a difference in a girls' lives. Learn more about how Cathy became involved in Girl Scouts and how the organization has helped grow and inspire both her and her daughter.

How did you first get involved with Girl Scouts? 

In 2nd grade, my daughter came home with a flyer about Girl Scouts and “the rest is history”!  She’ll bridge to Senior this year.

What is the best part of being a Girl Scout Volunteer? 

Working with girls and seeing the changes they go through as they learn and grow. Also, interacting with other leaders and their troops.

Why is volunteering with Girl Scouts important to you? 

Girls need positive role models and opportunities to do positive things.  They are bombarded with so much negativity (words and deeds) that Girl Scouts can be a “safe haven”, a place to learn values that they may not be exposed to otherwise.

How do you fit in volunteering with your schedule? 

It’s not always easy.  But I’ve learned that you find time for things that are important to you; I schedule it just like I do my job tasks, home responsibilities and church activities.

Thank you, Cathy for all the work you do and for helping us build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place! Inspired by Cathy's story? We sure are! Learn how you can become a volunteer and the many ways you can contribute your time and skills to girls in our area!