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Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Taylor


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Amy Taylor became a Girl Scout volunteer when her daughter joined as a Brownie four years ago. One of her favorite Girl Scout memories is watching her group of Cadettes take lead this year and share their experiences with younger girls. They helped at a recruitment event, and two of her girls - who are usually reserved - spoke to prospective parents. They faced their fears and she was very proud of their positive, sweet attitudes.  Thank you for all that you do Amy!

Read on to learn more about Amy...

How did you join Girl Scouts as a volunteer?

I started when my daughter joined Girl Scouts as a Brownie 4 years ago.

What is your favorite Girl Scout volunteer memory? 

There are definitely many. 

- Teaching cross stitch (a passion of mine) to a campout of brownies and juniors at Farmhouse at Stevens Ranch. Several girls were so inspired, they kept stopping throughout our campout to continue their embroidery. It's awesome to see the spark of passion when they learn a new skill or creative outlet.

- Seeing my group of Cadettes this year take lead and share their experiences with younger girls. We helped at a recruitment event, and two of our girls - who are usually reserved - spoke to prospective parents. They got up in front, shared their Girl Scout experience, and told stories. They faced their fears and shared their favorite memories - community service projects we'd worked on and how we've helped others. Very proud of their positive, sweet attitudes.

How have you been able to use your own experience as a volunteer to help others who may be timid to get involved?

I share my joy and stories about my experience with my daughter with everyone we talk to. I encourage parents to contribute in any way they feel comfortable. Maybe it's helping at a meeting assisting the program or sharing a skill, talking with a Girl Scout about their experiences, or maybe it's just bringing supplies or coordinating upcoming events. There is so much support available. 

Any advice to those who aren’t sure they “fit the mold” of a Girl Scout volunteer?

Girl Scouts come from everywhere, so it stands to reason a volunteer can come from many walks and experiences. Anyone can be a role model.  We all have so much to learn from each other.

What do you know now that you wish you knew before getting involved as a volunteer?

There is a huge Girl Scout volunteer network of new or current parents and veteran volunteers. The accumulated experiences and knowledge of this group of amazing people is a treasure. I learn something new every time I talk to another volunteer, and I love it!