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Volunteer Spotlight: Dean Parrish

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Dean Parrish of Colorado City in the Pueblo and Southeastern CO region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Dean to answer a few quick questions about his volunteer experience. We hope you find him as inspiring as we did.

Why did you become a Girl Scout volunteer?

It started when we were at last year’s kick off meeting. Our service unit was looking for volunteers to help with the Brownies and my daughter turned to me and said, “You can do it, you did it for Gavin (my son) when he was in Cub Scouts.” Hard to turn down your kids when they say they need you. 

Tell us about your different volunteer roles as a Girl Scout.

I helped with day camp and have been a troop leader and a cookie manger for the last few years.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer? 

That Girl Scouts are so much more than cookies. I  have been amazed at impact the program can have on the girls. 

What do you hope girls have learned from you? 

That hard work pays off and to celebrate their differences.
Want to nominate a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Colorado to spotlight? Please email Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.
The nomination deadline for 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards is April 30. GSCO invites members statewide to take this opportunity to recognize an outstanding volunteer by nominating them for a Volunteer Recognition Award. Nominators are responsible for ensuring enough endorsements are submitted to support their nomination of a volunteer for an award. Your volunteer support specialist can check nomination and endorsement submissions for you. Learn more.

Uniform to Uniform: A visit from my Hometown Hero

Submitted by Emma P., Troop 31004

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Colorado City

Our local firefighters stopped by our booth to learn more about what we do. We were happy to share and tell them that our troop had chosen them to be our Hometown Heroes!

I set my goal at 400 packages and 15 Hometown Heroes and 15 Gift of Caring donations. I met all of my goals and have set new goal of 525 packages. It was awesome to have firefighters stop by. They have special place in my heart because when I was little they saved my life. I am glad we can give back to them.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a