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Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Mucklow

Nancy has been a vital part of Girl Scouts in Routt County in addition to being an essential connection to her community through her numerous volunteer efforts with other organizations. Nancy has helped Girl Scouts of Colorado membership in the Steamboat area, Routt County, the Mountain Communities Region, and state level grow.

Mountain Communities Regional Manager Cricket Hawkins shares with us how her support to the organization is immeasurable.

“Nancy embodies what it means to be involved and does more than the average volunteer. Nancy encourages others to help whenever and wherever they can, and she shares her philosophy with those around her: ‘Whatever small amount you are doing, whether it is delivering snacks to a meeting or driving girls on a field trip, it’s important. Even if you can only do one small thing, it matters and has influence in the lives of girls,’ Nancy shared in the past.

During her volunteer tenure Nancy has encouraged Girl Scouts in her Service Unit to pursue and complete their Gold Award and has mentored these girls as well as other Gold Award Girl Scouts in the Mountain Communities Region.

After Nancy’s boys went on to college, she reconnected as an active Girl Scout volunteer. In 2012, she helped to plan and implement a Girl Scouts of Colorado trip for local girls to Savannah for the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. Nancy became the Service Unit Manager for Steamboat in 2012, where she continues to volunteer today. During her time on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors, she implemented a Cocktails & Cookie Creations fundraiser for the organization from 2013-2015. When her board term expired in 2016, she subsequently applied for, and received, a seat on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Membership Connection Committee.

For the past 10 years as the Service Unit Manager, Nancy has increased the Steamboat Springs Service Unit’s membership and mentored successful Gold Award Girl Scouts. Her efforts include recruitment collaborations with regional staff and retention events with local troops.

In 2012 she was instrumental in organizing overnight camps and activities for Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts.  She collaborated with Steamboat Springs Recreation Department after-school club program which provided a providing a ‘try-it’ opportunity, called the Daisy Club, for Kindergartners and first graders.  Girls registered for a session consisting of seven – eight after school meetings and the city provided the administration and logistical support while Nancy, along with 2 adult volunteer Girl Scouts, provide the Girl Scout Daisy Level activities.  This collaboration created 1 to 2 permanent troops every year but has been on hold since 2020 due to COVID restrictions. I suspect she’ll find a way to initiate a new program!

Nancy’s tireless energy is noted also as a Troop Leader. She continues to engage Cadette and older girls in her own troop, an annual endeavor when older girls change program levels and their original troops disband. Nancy is also a member of several of the local Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Troop Leadership Teams.”

Nancy is a Lifetime member of Girl Scouts and was a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Colorado and the MCC.  Not only was she a part of Girl Scouts of Colorado’s governance, but her past connections influenced her roles on the board and MCC and still play a part in her current Girl Scout roles in the community.

Nominate an exceptional volunteer for a Volunteer Award! Nominations are open April 1-June 30, 2022



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