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Troop Leader Spotlight: Lizbeth Arreaza

Service Unit: Oasis

Troop 7073, Daisy - Junior

  • Years as a GS: 0
  • Years as Troop Leader: 2

What inspired you to become a Troop Leader?

I decided to become a leader after not finding a troop that fit my daughter's interests.

What kind of activities do you do with your troop? What is their favorite thing to do?

We enjoy taking trips outdoor such as hiking. They also enjoy doing artwork.

What kind of service projects have you done with your troop?

One of the service projects has been making snacks bags to feed the homeless.

Tell us about a volunteer moment that stands out for you.

A volunteer moment that stands out to me was to be able to run a Journey in a day for the Service Unit without any prior experience. The event turned out to be such a fun and exciting day for the girls.

What advice would you give other Troop Leaders?

The advice I would give is to always ask for help. There is always a leader out there willing to help you out. 

What do you wish someone had told you as a new Troop Leader?

I wished someone would tell me that asking for help doesn't mean you're unsure of things, it just means that you are wanting extra guidance to direct your girls the right way.

What would you like others to know about volunteer opportunities with the Girl Scouts?

I would like them to know that there's a ton of training for almost anything such as mental health and going camping. These trainings are essential and help leaders to have all the proper information to support girls.

Tell us in your own words why it is important to participate in the cookie program?

I think it’s important to participate in cookie selling because it teaches the girls how to independently reach their goals.

What are your troops’ cookie-selling tips and tricks?

My troop sells every weekend after the sale starts and usually does 2-4 booths a day. 

What is the most inspiring moment you have experienced as a Troop Leader?

The most inspiring moment has been being able to have such a good connection with my co-leaders that whenever we need something one of us is always willing to help.