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Volunteer Spotlight: Jen Vaughn

Girl Scouts of Colorado is celebrating extraordinary volunteers throughout the state in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month. Jen Vaughn of Fountain in the Pikes Peak region is a shining example of the wonderful role Girl Scout volunteers play in the lives of girls and our community.

GSCO asked Jen 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?

I became a volunteer because my daughter asked me to join Girl Scouts with her. She heard about it from friends at school, but didn’t want to join alone. I am so glad that she did, because I think I have had more fun than she did, and I have stayed around through all four of my daughters now.

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

I am currently a Girl Scout leader for a Junior/Cadette troop, as well as the service unit leader for Ft. Carson Service Unit 417.

What have you learned as a Girl Scout volunteer?

I have learned that there is always something new to learn, and always multiple ways to get something done. I have also learned that friends you make through Girl Scouts are forever friends. A lot like GORP, there are a lot of different kinds of people in the world, and once you mix them all together you learn things about yourself that you never knew.

What do you hope girls have learned from you?

I hope that they have learned that you can be yourself, and will never be judged. I hope that my girls have learned that we learn things together and I will never expect anything out of them that I will not try myself. They have taught me better ways of doing many things, and if we didn’t work together, we would never learn as much.

How has your experience as a volunteer helped you become a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)?

I think that Girl Scouting has given me a voice that I didn’t know was in there before. I have learned things that I would not have necessarily tried before, and loved them. I have pushed myself to be a better person so that my girls can know that I believe in them and that they can be anything they want to be. I have realized that without risks we would never get to our full potential.

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.

 

Using cookies to earn our Outdoor Badges

Submitted by Kristin Ulma

Fountain

Pikes Peak

Our troop is a multi-level troop in Fountain, CO. Our troop is earning money to help our local deployed military and food pantry. In addition, we are planning a trip to LaJunta and Bent’s Fort. We want to earn our outdoor badges for camping, horseback riding, archery, and rock climbing.

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Take Action: Troop 740 Volunteers at Local Food Pantry

Submitted by Kristin Ulma

Fountain

Pikes Peak

Troop 740 collected non-perishable foods, coats, gloves, hats, and other clothing for a local food pantry. In addition, the troop volunteered to help at the pantry. The scouts learned about implementing the Girl Scout law in every day life to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, and to make the world a better place. Connections for Life helps over 12,000 families every year.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Troop 1174 donate coats to God’s Pantry in Fountain

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Members of Girl Scout Troop 1174 and their mothers recently made a delivery of new coats and other items to God’s Pantry in Fountain. The girls cleaned out their rooms to collect items to donate and also used a portion of their cookie sales proceeds to buy coats for the less fortunate. Pictured (l to r) are front row: Keirsten, Sophie, Mariah, Abby, Lauren and Kaylee; back row: Carey Adams, manager of God’s Pantry, Troop leader Amber King, Co-leader Christina Oursler, Brooke Cline and Michelle Lyson. NEWS PHOTO BY PATRICIA ST. LOUIS

The girls were thrilled to see themselves on the front page of the Fountain Valley Newspaper this week.

Click here to take a peek.

http://www.epcan.com/community/in-the-community/2740-girl-scouts-show-their-generosity.html

Two girls from the troop are not pictured here but they all worked very hard selling cookies and used some of the money they earned to buy coats for needy children. They also each brought a few items of their own to donate as well. They donated them to the God’s Pantry in Fountain. It is run by a great woman who spends about 80 hrs a week there getting things set up to help others. They have a program to give families free clothing for children each month, household items for a small price and boxes of free food for those that need it.

I am very proud of my troop. Each of the girls are very caring and truly want to help others. I can’t wait to see how much we will be doing this coming year.

Amber King
Troop #1174 Colorado Springs