Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Kacey Turner in the Metro Denver region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.
GSCO asked Kacey 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?
My daughter. When she was in second grade, I decided to move her to a new school. She didn’t know anyone and was super shy, so we decided to enroll her in Girl Scouts to try to break her out of her shell. I became a parent volunteer. When the leader left the following year, myself and two other moms became co-leaders together.
Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.
I started off as a parent volunteer, then I became a part of a co-leading team, then I became a leader and ran my own troop. I also helped out on the service unit team as needed and in a joke at a volunteer event, I stuck my tongue at our service unit manager who was looking for a new service unit product manager and she volunteered me in return. I have loved being the SUPM. We joke all of the time about how you never stick your tongue at the service unit manager. I also help my daughter’s troop with camp in the summer.
What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?
I have learned to be patient and to just have fun and laugh, and to go with the flow. I think the best moments I’ve had with my girls are when our plans go awry and we just wing it.
What do you hope girls have learned from you?
I hope my girls have learned to just be the best version of themselves that they can be. To try their hardest and never give up and to laugh and have fun doing whatever it is that they do.
Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at email@example.com.