Troop leaders put countless hours and a great deal of energy into supporting girls through the Girl Scout leadership experience. This is just one of the many reasons they are very special people, worth getting to know! We caught up with Danielle Buck to get a glimpse into her life as a seasoned troop leader in the La Promesa neighborhood. Here's what she had to say:
What was the most inspiring moment you’ve experienced?
Seeing my daughter, Katrina, become a leader as a Cadette. Just in the last year or so, my fellow scout parents and I have noticed a drastic change in her level of maturity. She takes Daisies and Brownies under her wing, gives them direction, models the ‘Girl Scout way,’ and makes them feel important. Our troop’s young Girl Scouts just admire her and get so excited to see her. She tells everyone that being a Girl Scout will help her become a Veterinarian someday. That's plenty of inspiration for me to be the best leader I can be.
What has been your proudest moment?
The moment Katrina asked to join our neighborhood’s service team. She's always willing to help me recruit new Girl Scouts in our neighborhood and loves being a leader.
How do you balance the demands of being a troop leader?
I'm technically a single mom, so I'm always crunched for time. Tuesdays are my designated ‘Scout days,’ whether I have a troop meeting that night or not. I take time to make updates, commun...