It’s no secret that Girl Scouts make the world a better place. A Girl Scout can make a big difference in her town, her schools, on the other side of the world—and sometimes beyond!
But did you ever wonder who is by her side encouraging her to dream big and be her best? Nearly every Girl Scout has a volunteer in her corner, cheering her on, giving advice, and offering her a helping hand when she needs it.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Girl Scouts, and each one brings something special to the Girl Scout experience. And Tiffany (see video above), a former U.S. Marine Corps engineer, Girl Scout alum, and proud Girl Scout mom, is a great example of the amazing impact a volunteer can have. The girls in her troop reached for the stars and found a way to get there—literally. With Tiffany’s support, the girls built a sustainable agriculture project that was chosen by NASA to launch to the International Space Station.
“I think being a volunteer is one of the most important things you can do. You’re not only showing the girls that giving back to the community is important, but you’re showing them that they are important to you,” she says.
And the early experiences girls have in Girl Scouting prepare them to do big things when they’re older. The outdoor adventures she took younger Girl Scout troops on helped shape them for years to come, she says.
Across the country, we need more volunteers to give the 30,000 girls on waiting lists a chance to get started with Girl Scouts.
This Giving Tuesday, invest in volunteers like Tiffany and the girls they serve.
Or join Tiffany in supporting girls and give your time as a volunteer.