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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
March 29, 2011

I was a troop leader for many years and I have to say, I was impressed with the safety standards of the organization, and the training and ongoing support they provide their volunteers. To volunteer as a troop leader, I had to provide references, had a background check, and a co-leader who was not related in any way. The organization looked after everything and provided me training before I ever held my first meeting. Admittedly, I was a little nervous at first because I had no idea what I was doing. But the organization and its volunteer support system helped me to feel included and gave me a wealth of resources to rely on for support.

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I only became a leader because I wanted my daughter to continue in the program and her leader had just quit. I knew it was good for my daughter, but I had no idea the impact I would have on the other girls in my troop. Next to raising my own kids, mentoring the girls in my troop was one of the most important things I ever done. I can't think of a better way to give back to my community and have an impact in the world.

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I'd like to see them have a larger presence in the community. Girl Scouts provides so many great opportunities for girls and volunteers, but it's one of the best kept secrets - not sure people really know what they're missing.

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