My road in life took a while to figure out.
Having 2 daughters and wanting them to have varied, fun and challenging growth experiences.
Putting the first one into a Girl Scout Troop.
Moving to a new area where I wanted the daughter to continue in Girl Scouts to meet other girls.
Volunteering to lead a Girl Scout Troop when no other mother would do it.
Becoming the Service Unit Director and overseeing 35 troops.
Volunteering to direct a Girl Scout Day Camp so it would not stop happening every summer.
Being asked to work for Girl Scouts as a staff member.


Membership Specialist

Support the efforts of Girl Scout Volunteers.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

Check emails for any immediate issues, work on projects related to reaching my work goals and submit paperwork. Once I get through the most important emails, I try to connect with volunteers by making phone calls or meeting with them in the community. Most of my day is spent fielding questions, concerns and needs to help the volunteers lead girls.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Become familiar with Girl Scouts as a movement and volunteer. This helps one learn about our program and the needs of volunteers.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should stop being a teacher and avoid working in public schools. You shouldn't do so much volunteer work."

Challenges I Overcame

Transition from stay at home mom to employee that works at home