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Troop Leader Spotlight: Seraphania Gould

TLS - Seraphania

Service Unit: Mesa

Troop 2516 (Multilevel)

Years as a troop leader: 25

What inspired you to become a troop leader?

When I started with my job for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Girl Scouts was assigned to me. I began as a co-leader and soon became a leader for our Daisy troop. Through the training I’ve completed, the badges I’ve helped the girls earn and the community service projects I’ve been a part of have helped develop my leadership.

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

One of the volunteer moments that stands out to me the most is taking two of our Girl Scouts to a photoshoot at Parsons Leadership Center. The girls were really excited to participate and meet other Girl Scouts from surrounding tribes. [ZT1] [DCL2]

Does your troop sell cookies? If yes, please tell us in your own words, why it is important to participate in the Cookie Program?

Our troop does sell cookies! Selling Girl Scout Cookies is a hands-on program that teaches girls public speaking, financial and marketing skills and at the same time, helps them save money to fund trips, go to camp, etc.

What is the most inspiring moment you have experienced as a troop leader?

The most inspiring moment I’ve experienced as a troop leader is seeing multiple generations cycle throughout the past 25 years. I’ve seen Girl Scout alumni return and enroll their daughters back in the programs and experiences they once enjoyed so much!