Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state. Amanda Pope in the Johnstown/Milliken area has been a Service Unit Manager for about two years now and has excelled at providing her service unit with updates and being fully informed. She reaches out when needed to provide her volunteers with correct information and does a great job in her role as SUM. She is also a team player and always tries to help out with recruitment.
Amanda was nominated as a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community. She recently shared the following letter about why she is a GSCO volunteer.
How long have you been a Girl Scout?
I have been a Girl Scout for two years.
Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?
I wanted to be more involved in the Girl Scout activities my daughter was participating in.
Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.
My primary role is as the Service Unit Manager for the Johnstown/Milliken area. I also help out as a parent volunteer with my daughters troop when needed.
What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer? What do you hope girls have learned from you?
As a Girl Scout volunteer, I’ve learned to step up and speak up for myself and my daughter and our opinions count just as much as anybody else’s. As a volunteer, we are here to help the girls become the best they can be as they grow and mature. I hope the girls have learned to respect and treat each other as equals and always keep in mind that not one of is better or more important than the next girl.
What is your favorite Girl Scout memory?
So far, my favorite memory with Girl Scouts has been going to Sky High Ranch for Cookie Camp last summer with my daughter and her troop. The girls had a great time and we got in lots of walking. The counselors/volunteers working at the camp were all Girl Scouts themselves which was great for the girls to see that you can be a Girl Scout at any age. There were a variety of activities for all ages. It’s been a very long time since I have been camping in the mountains and the first time for my daughter. I was a great experience.
What words of advice do you have for other volunteers?
Listen to the girls and remember this is for them. As a parent and volunteer, we need all need to learn to put our individual agendas aside and focus on what is best for the troop.
Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at email@example.com.