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February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I have been in GSHNC for many years as a troop leader and also as a member of the Service Unit team for my service unit. The support I have received from Hornets' Nest Council has been unwavering.
Concerns are listened to and addressed. Council staff continues to improve communications between
Council and volunteers.


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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Although I no longer have a troop, I continue to volunteer with the Service Unit. GSHNC staff wants us to be successful and the support network provided by the staff is one of the reasons I volunteered to be a Service Unit manager again.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide information sooner so the SU as a whole is able to respond proactively.

More feedback...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Remember that many volunteers often hold full-time jobs and are volunteers

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've met so many wonderful volunteers and girls - I know Girl Scouting has a positive impact on me

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I love it - I volunteered to work with a Service Unit even though I am no longer a troop leader.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 20, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 20, 2011

We've been with girl scouts since 2004, and have had many wonderful experiences. Council has always come up with fun things for the girls to participate in, as well as making sure we have lots of community service. All the events and activities that a Girl Scout has the opportunity to participate in provide great experiences for girls to grow and learn about themselves, others and their world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

selling GS cookies every year, having sleep overs/events put together

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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February 12, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 12, 2011

I have been a troop leader in this Council for 6 years. The amount of support and guidance I have received has been terrific. Our district has had the most fabulous women step up and guide us. They are great examples to the girls of how women can be strong leaders who CAN make the world a better place. They bring innovative ideas to keep the girls interested through their teen years -- no easy task in this day and age! They offer a variety of programs that are learning experiences, fun challenges, skill strengthening, and most important of all, ways to build lifelong friendships. I am proud to be a member of this great organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They have given me the resources to lead my troop effectively. I have learned many things and have grown personally from being part of this group. My relationship with my daughter is stronger as I get to see a different side of her when she is participating in GS activities.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them the $5000 prize so they can continue their mission of helping girls grow into strong women who will be tomorrow's leaders.

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

I have been in Girl Scouts for 12 years and I love it. I graduated high school last year and didn't want to give it up so I became a leader. I love being able to have younger girls look up to me and let them have the chance to do stuff they wouldnt normally do. If it wasn't for Girl Scouts then I wouldnt be who I am today.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced them in a lot of ways. Through the girls excitement, through the hard work they do, and even from the times they run up to you in walmart and they are like hey.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This organization is amazing and the only thing i would change would be more programs that are broad so they have plenty of options.

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

I have been volunteering with Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council since my daughter was in the 1st grade, she is now an 8th grader and is training to be a leader. I have seen girls from all walks of life over the years and the impact this organization has made on their lives is just almost more than I can put into words. These girls have been given opportunities to travel places they would have never got to travel, they have been to events they would not have been able to attend, they have all tried things they would have never tried, and they have all been a lot more successful in their live because of Girl Scouts. This organization builds character, and self-esteem, which is what a lot of these girls need. I have seen girls get financial assistance when they did not think they were going to get to join girl scouts, or they did not think they were going to get to attend camp. Also, I have seen girls that could not afford thier uniforms, pins, and books needed, these things were provided because of Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen these results this year more than ever...I have seen where a girl wanted to join girl scouts so bad, but the money was just not there, and Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council, provided the way for this child to become a part of a wonder organization.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not have any suggestions for any changes

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Girl scouting has been a rewarding experience since I started 3 years ago, thanks to the Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council. My daughter wanted to become a Daisy girl scout so when we went to sign up I needed to step up and start a new Troop. They explained it all and I was convinced that I would get the help I needed as a new leader. Now we are Brownies and have grown to 12 girls. I have received plenty of training and look forward to learning more. I love that there is training available every year. I look forward to attending retreats with fellow leaders, where I can hear about other troop ideas and other ways of handling cituations that may arise.
The official girl scout web site has plenty of information and ideas for all troops. I like the ease of getting forms when I need them and registering for events at any time. This is a great organization for girls that teaches life skills and compassion. Girls are givin the opportunity to experience subjects that they may never get to. And visit people and places that they may never get to. And learn about helping others, making money and saving money, creating goals and working out our problems. I hope to see my troop grow together into confident and successful young ladies.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a troop leader

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more retreats for all troops to attend together,

February 5, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 5, 2011

I have had such a wonderful experience volunteering for Girl Scouts Hornet's Nest Council! I went in last August, and was immediately and cheerfully greeted and given the information and instruction I needed to start a Girl Scout troop. I was really impressed with the organization - everything I needed for "behind the scenes" was in a notebook already, and the staff was very knowledgable on what it contained - all my questions were answered. They have an amazing support structure, both through staff, who have been completely dedicated to making my troop work and getting back to me quickly any time I need to contact them, and through the organization of volunteers. New leaders are immediately introduced to countless experienced volunteers who have activity ideas and advice on how to work with girls that may need a little extra attention and managing troop accounts. The council offers totes of supplies for specific activities or badges, "pods" to go camping in behind the council, and classes to teach first aid/cpr, firebuilding, and more. Everything you need for a successful troop is here. I knew I was going to enjoy working with the girls and this council - I was a Girl Scout through this council when I was a kid - but I never saw the "working" side of things. I'm sure it's come a long way from 15-20 years ago, but it's just as enjoyable the second time around because of the great support from the council!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was a Girl Scout through Hornet's Nest Council when I was a kid, and now I'm a leader! As a girl, I made friends I never would have met without scouting, and learned things I wouldn't have been exposed to otherwise. Some ideas that I was taught as a kid at home and at school became more tangible and had a better chance to develop - like leadership and responsibility. As a leader, I get to be a part of the same thing for my little Brownies!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing! Well, I'm sure there's something somewhere, but there's not anything bad about the organization constantly nagging at my mind, so it can't be anything too bad - nothing I can think of.

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

Girl Scouts Hornet's Nest Council (GSHNC) has been building girls of courage, confidence, and character for many years now. The Council takes seriously its role to promote the tenants of the founder of Girl Scouting, Juliette Gordon Low. GSHNC believes that every girl should be able to have the opportunity to become a Scout which means the opportunity to become "all that a girl can be." GSHNC reaches out to girls in every neighborhood, culture, ethnicity. All the events and activities that a Girl Scout has the opportunity to participate in provide great experiences for girls to grow and learn about themselves, others and their world.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been a volunteer for this organization for more than 13 years. I have seen the positive effect that this organization has on the lives of girls. Even though at this point I no longer directly volunteer with a troop of girls, I am still involved in the organization planning events and activities because I believe in the tenants of GSHNC.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it possible for GSHNC to provide more opportunities for girls and their leaders through additional funding.

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

Girl Scouts Hornets nest Council is where Girls Grow Strong! They grow up knowing the value of giving back to the community in which they live. They become leaders in their communities, careers and Churches. I know this because I was a Hornets Nest Girl Scout for 12 years. I have also been volunteering as a GS leader for the last 15 years. I am who I am because of my leaders and the values they instilled in me as a Girl Scout. My daughter, who is in her 2nd year of college, is still a Girl Scout. I see it in the way she carries herself, expresses herself and the way she cares about those around her. My family is a GS family. My mother is an Assistant leader. My brother and sister-n-law are GS Leaders. Both my nieces are Girl Scouts. I watch them live their lives as proud Girl Scouts. I am proud to be a Girl Scout. I am proud to be a Girl Scout in Hornets Nest Council

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a scout of 12 years and a leader of 15 years in this council I have experienced all aspects of what it has to offer

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

This is my second year as a Daisy Troop Leader. It is very overwhelming becoming a troop leader as there is so much to learn and do to make it a meaningful experience for the girls. I called the Hornets Nest Girl Scout Council many times with questions. Without fail, if they could not answer a question, they would find the person who could. I was never put off or shuffled around. They care about your question and want to help.

Secondly, we tragically lost one our key council volunteers this year to an acute medical condition. The council volunteers, troop leaders and Girl Scouts rallied around the family with heart felt letters, a scholarship fund for her surviving children and through countless other ways that honored Meg's life and her impact on others through the council. Hornets Nest Girl Scout Council puts people first, not getting bogged down in the administration of all the work they are doing. I am thankful to be a member.

Rachel Milbourn
Troop 1058 leader

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter has made friends and practices the character she is learning in the Girl Scout Law.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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