Desert Valley Service Unit
Troop 750, Multi-level grades K-9
Years with GS: 6
Years as a Leader: 6
Tell us why you invest the time and effort in being a Troop Leader?
I love seeing the girls grow and learn about themselves. Seeing a
quiet girl turn into an outgoing young woman, is amazing. Watching
them try something for the first time and realize that they CAN do it
Thinking about your outdoor adventures in Girl Scouts, what is your favorite outdoor experience as a Troop Leader and why?
I love going to the Outdoor Leader Trainings. I learn more about
myself and what I can do. This allows me to take my experience back to
my troop to show them that everyone can grow and learn.
What is the most inspiring moment you have experienced as a Troop Leader?
Watching my oldest daughter who is a Senior passing on the Girl
Scout legacy to the younger girls – she even talks about becoming a
What has been your proudest moment as a Troop Leader?
Seeing girls from different age groups in our troop come together to
help each other. The older girls work with the younger girls and make
sure they feel just as much a part of the troop as everyone else. They
are always willing to add more girls to the troop!
How do you balance the demands of being a Troop Leader?
I go by what needs to be done. I write everything down in my
planner. My co-leaders are also very helpful and are there to remind
me when things may slip through the cracks.
What goals and projects are you currently working on?
We are currently working on the Wal-Mart angel tree. We have
participated in this for the last five years. We use some of our Fall
Product Program proceeds to buy gifts for children in need in our
What advice would you give other Troop Leaders?
Don’t add too much to your plate! When you feel like everything is
spinning, take a step back and just focus on one thing. Most
importantly, ASK FOR HELP– help can only be given when people know you
What do you wish someone had told you as a new Troop Leader?
How hard it is to see the girls in your troop grow up and become
If you were a Girl Scout Cookie, what would it be and why?
Samoa! All the sweet layers always have a strong foundation to fall