Monday, April 13, 2015

Uncommon Bond

Girl Scouts is for every girl without barriers placed on ability, race or economic status. The same is true for our volunteers.

Sharon Bond, a longtime Girl Scout co-leader and volunteer at Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Erie County, brings boundless energy to the camp’s day camp program, and she doesn’t let the fact that she’s in a wheelchair slow her down. As Bond guides Girl Scouts through their camp stay, she inspires them to overcome their own barriers.

“I’ve seen many girls come to camp nervous about trying new things,” Sharon said, “They see me getting in the pool or helping girls through the day’s activities, and soon they are trying what they once thought wasn’t possible for them.”