Troop Leader: Deb McNelly
Service Unit: Sunflower Ridge, Ambassador Troop 01998
GS history: Twelve years with Girl Scouts–10 as a Troop Leader!
Deb, Tell us why you invest the time and effort in being a Troop Leader? My passion has always been the girls. I want them to not only experience things that they might never do in school or home, but also give every girl the opportunity to become all they can be. And to help them gain confidence in the process.
Do you have a camp name? What is it and the story behind it? My camp name is MacGyver because I am "jack" of all issues, activities and problems. When it comes to the girls I want them to know they can do anything, anytime, anywhere not matter what the circumstances are. You just can't give up!
Favorite GS program and why? I would have to say CAMP for so many different reasons. First, summer camp gives some girls their first real independent experience and second, camp allows them to be bold and try new things. Neighborhood encampments allow girls to lead in a safe, secure environment.
If you were a GS cookie what would it be and why? I would say that I'm a Thin Mint, bold personality with a cool refreshing attitude and ideas.
What was the most inspiring moment you’ve experienced? There is no single most inspiring moment, my troop girls inspire me with everyt...