Like many Girl Scout leaders, Angela Deemer decided to volunteer because she wanted to spend more time with her daughter and her friends. Plus, as a former Girl Scout herself, she was familiar with the organization. Little did she know at the time, her decision would lead her to a 20-year (and counting!) leadership journey.
Over the 20 years that she has been a Girl Scout volunteer, Angela has held a variety of positions. She has been a troop leader, service unit manager, service unit MagNut manager, troop cookie manager, troop MagNut manager, troop treasurer, and council delegate, and she has helped at a neighborhood summer camp. She is also a full-time office assistant.
When asked what she hopes girls have learned from her as a leader, Angela said, “that they are special, and they can achieve their goals by working for it.” She says her favorite Girl Scout memory is her troop’s trip to Washington, DC.
One thing she wishes everyone knew about being a Girl Scout volunteer is that you can make a difference in a girl’s life. Her advice to new volunteers is to have fun with the girls. “Don’t fret about earning badges or the paperwork—just have fun and enjoy your time with the girls,” she says.
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