Monday, May 11, 2015

Fourth generation volunteer remembered

"Miss Betty" McDade was 74 years old when she became a Girl Scout volunteer to help with her great-granddaughter Elizabeth's Daisy troop, along with her daughter Virginia McDade-Foster and granddaughter Linda Brison. The four generations are shown here at the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary celebration parade in downtown Pittsburgh in 2012. 

"She was truly an inspiration to our girls," says Virginia, of Washington. "Even when she was no longer able to be a regular volunteer, she made frequent visits to see the girls and help them, whether showing them a simple sewing stitch or helping them earn their Brownie Fair Play badge by talking about athletics of the past and how they differ today."  

Betty passed away on April 29. Our condolences are with her family, along with all the Girl Scouts who were fortunate enough to have "Miss Betty" as a mentor.