As part of an Army family from Hoke County., Erin W. knows the importance of community and family, which is why she wanted to share the experience of Girl Scouting with her three young daughters. A Troop Leader and Family Partnership Volunteer, Erin and her family fit Girl Scouting into their schedule and focus on core aspects of the program including confidence and leadership.
Read more about Erin in our Volunteer Spotlight and learn how you can get involved!
How did you first get involved with Girl Scouts?
I was a Girl Scout from Daisy through high school and wanted my daughters to be a part of something that I loved. I started my oldest as a first-year Daisy a few years ago, and when the need arose for a leader, it seemed like a natural fit.
What is the best part of being a Girl Scout Volunteer?
Being able to watch the girls have amazing experiences and bond with each other.
Why is volunteering with Girl Scouts important to you?
Volunteering is very important to me because I am a mother of three girls. I know that this organization runs through volunteers, and I want these programs to be available to all three of my girls for the rest of their youth. I know that helping out is a way to ensure the scouting programs will be available for my little ones and other girls too!
How do you fit in volunteering with your schedule?
Being a troop leader, I make a schedule that fits into my life. When I have extra time, I schedule more with the troop…. When I'm busy, I scale back on troop activities. It’s easy to work around your own schedule!