Tuesday, April 11, 2017

National Volunteer Month: Memories that last.

Patricia Hawthorne from Smithfield has been volunteering for Girl Scouts for the past three years. What she likes best about her role with Girl Scouts is building girls' confidence by connecting them with new experiences.

Patricia grew up a Girl Scout herself and her favorite memory from her time in a troop was when her troop sang "Washington Waddle" while waiting in line to visit the White House!

Patricia keeps making memories with her own troop. "As a leader, taking my daughter and her friends to camp for their first time and experiencing their excitement to do something that I've always loved to do," she said.

Patricia hopes that her girls learn a lot from her and from their Girl Scout experience. "I want my Girl Scouts to know they are strong women and they can achieve any goal that they want in life!"

Heather Lucy from Chalk Hill, has been a volunteer with Girl Scouts for the past 10 years.

Heather says her favorite thing about being involved in Girl Scouts is "helping the young girls become strong, independent young ladies." She loves teaching the girls and leading them on their leadership journey during their time in Girl Scouts.

While Heather has a long list of amazing memories with her troop, one unforgettable moment for Heather was attending her first Gold Award Ceremony with the first girl in her troop to receive that award. She wants her girls to remember how much she cared for them and their futures during their time in Girl Scouts.

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All month long we are celebrating the dedication of amazing volunteers like Patricia and Heather! You can nominate an awesome Girl Scout volunteer you know by sending them this short form.