Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state. Sheri Coy in the Southwest Colorado region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.
GSCO asked Sheri 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 became a Girl Scout volunteer because the troop my daughter was in lost their leader so I stepped up as a troop leader, knowing I would get more bonding with my daughter and get to help other girls experience all Girl Scouts has to offer instead of the troop disbanding.
Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.
I started as a troop leader, then I got in to the service unit leadership team as many active roles including treasure and side manager, then I went to SU cookie manager, and also in to fall sales SU manager.
What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?
What I have learned as a troop leader is how to manage a multi-level troop. How to have lasting relationships, as well as how to deal with conflict resolution. I have learned that there as so many aspects to leading and so much that goes on behind the senses. Time management is a huge part in running a multi-level troop.
What do you hope girls have learned from you?
I hope the girls have learned patience and cooperation and the willingness to not give up. To remember we all have limitations and we are all special in our own ways. To be proud of themselves and celebrate the little things in their lives.
Nominate an exceptional volunteer for a Volunteer Award! Nominations are open April 1-June 30, 2022