Today's Volunteer Spotlight is incredibly inspiring. Vicki W., a Girl Scout Volunteer from Cumberland County, comes from a family full of Scouts. Her and her husband, Don, are both Girl Scouts, their son is a Boy Scout, and their three daughters are all Girl Scouts, two of which have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, and the youngest who is working on her Girl Scout Silver Award.
In addition to being a mother of four and working full time, Vicki holds an impressive list of volunteer positions including Troop Leader, Service Unit Manager, ARC Babysitting Trainer, Event Director, and Archery Instructor. However, Vicki's efforts to give back do not stop with Girl Scouts. A four-year breast cancer survivior, she has walked 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for the last three years. She's currently training for her 4th walk this October. Wow!
Read below to learn more about Vicki and her inspirational efforts to make her community and her world a better place through Girl Scouts!
How did you first get involved with Girl Scouts?
I was a Girl Scout in elementary school, a Brownie and Junior. My oldest daughter was in a troop as a Daisy and when the troop leader left with the military I took over. I’ve been a leader ever since.
What is the best part of being a Girl Scout Volunteer?
Working with the girls and seeing them change over the years into strong independent women. Most of my girls have been with me since grade school and it amazes me every day as I share in their accomplishments both in Girl Scouts and in life.
Why is volunteering with Girl Scouts important to you?
The more girls we can reach through Girl Scouting, the more strong independent women we empower to realize they can do what they want to do. I also believe girls need positive role models to help them reach their dreams.
How do you fit in volunteering with your schedule?
My troop has been with me for years and they work around my work schedule and I work around their school and afterschool activity schedule. We find time by working together.
Thank you, Vicki, for dedicating your time and resources to our girls. Join Vicki and make a difference by becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer! There are many ways you can get involved and start building girls of courage, confidence, and character.