Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Bucklin
Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state. Mary Bucklin in the Western Slope region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.
GSCO asked Mary 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 first became a cookie mom for my oldest daughter’s Brownie troop in 1982 in So. Calif. I continued with this troop until my youngest daughter was old enough to be a Daisy in 1986. In 1989 I also became the Service Unit Manager for the next 9 years.
Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.
I have been a Daisy Leader Trainer, a leader for all levels, a consultant/mentor to new leaders, a SUFPM, SUCM, event planner, day camp organizer and director.
What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?
The one thing I love about Girl Scouts is the growth in self-confidence in the adult volunteers as well as the girls.
What do you hope girls have learned from you?
I greatest hope is that they never stop being a Girl Scout and to continue the program as an adult leader.
Nominate an exceptional volunteer for a Volunteer Award! Nominations are open April 1-June 30, 2022