Christine Grubbs says she has two troops: one has five high school girls … the other is full of adult volunteers!
Christine’s secret to success as a Service Unit Manager, Troop Leader, Delegate, Council Connection Committee member, Day Camp Director and every other Girl Scout role she’s rocked (those are just the ones she currently holds), is recognizing the strengths of her volunteers and girls and using those to help them grow in ways they never knew they could.
“You would never tell a girl that you don’t like her, that she doesn’t fit in well with the group. Why would you ever do that to a volunteer? Everyone has their strengths. It’s just a matter of finding out what those strengths are and plugging them in.” Read more
Did you know that more than 12,000 volunteers gave an estimated 250,000+ hours to make Girl Scouts happen in western Washington last year?
From troop meetings and camp outs, to cookie sales and all those tricky logistics (banking, anyone?), our volunteers always give it their all. They wear so many hats—and weather so many storms!—to help Girl Scouts achieve great things.
Kit Ellis grew up in Girl Scouts.
Living in both New Jersey and Gig Harbor, she spent many sun-filled summers at Camp St. Albans in the 1950s.
But as Kit grew older, she lost track of Girl Scouts for a while. Although the skills she developed in Girl Scouts help her pursue a career as a chemistry professor at Seattle Community College, she didn’t have any daughters of her own and wasn’t part of a troop. In short: she didn’t have a Girl Scout connection.
All that changed when she attended the 55th Anniversary celebration of Camp St. Albans.
Most people have spent their lives in normal ways—never having founded a camp, for example, or ridden a camel in Egypt … in their eighties. Even fewer have made it to the age of 110, or are constantly sent thank-you cards for having made a difference in someone’s life.
Given these statistics, you might be shocked to learn that the person described above actually exists, and has even managed to live her entire life without medicine! In fact, she attributes her feistiness and impeccable health to whole milk. That’s Emma Otis!