Troop Leader: Amy Morhet
Neighborhood Service Unit: Hayden’s Ferry
Girl Scout History: Seventeen years with Girl Scouts, 10 as a Troop Leader
Tell us why you invest the time and effort in being a Troop Leader? I want every girl to know that she has a voice, that she matters, and with a little help and direction, her possibilities are endless.
Do you have a camp name? What is it? Chile Pepper
Favorite Girl Scout program and why? My favorite Girl Scout program is the outdoor program. I had the best Girl Scout leader, Mrs. Irish. So many of my favorite memories as a child are of hiking, camping, and canoeing with my Girl Scout troop. We would brag about how many mosquito bites we got at camporee. They were like badges of honor.
Sharing these experiences with my daughter is a big part of why I became a leader. There are so many benefits to outdoor programming - developing courage, teamwork, and leadership, problem-solving, and skill-building. Having an understanding and appreciation of the outdoors is important.
We’ve had lot of fun adventures these last nine years, but with more bug repellent. Last year the girls explored backpacking, and last month we went small boat sailing and kayaking at Lake Pleasant. Currently we are registered for a canoe camp class through REI.
If you were a Girl Scout Cookie what would it be? I’m a simple gal and a bit...