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Volunteer Spotlight: Lindsay Smith

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Lindsay Smith in the Pikes Peak region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Lindsay to answer a few quick questions about her volunteer experience. We hope you find her as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have fond memories of my Girl Scout days and going to Sky High Ranch for camp when I was a Brownie, so I was excited when my daughter wanted to join Girl Scouts. When she bridged from a Daisy to Brownie, the troop was in need of another leader and I had the time and desire to get more involved, so it was the perfect opportunity to dive right in!

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I’ve been a Brownie leader for the last two years and I hope to continue in that role or move up as my daughter bridges.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have learned the importance of pre-planning, but also flexibility when activities don’t go exactly as anticipated. I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone and have learned things right along side the girls when we’re doing badge work. I enjoy being a mentor and watching the girls grow. Most of all, I love hanging out with the girls, being silly, laughing, having fun, and learning from them.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope I’m helping the girls feel empowered and confident in themselves and excited about the things we are doing in Girl Scouts. I want the girls to know that our meetings are always a safe place where they can be themselves and build solid friendships. I also hope the girls learn they can set big goals and work hard to accomplish them, not only in Girl Scouts but life.

Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. 

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