Each month, we are happy to highlight a volunteer at GSHCC who dedicates their time and talent to Girl Scouts. Thank you volunteers for helping build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
February 2019: Sara Egelhoff
Where do you work and what do you do?
I work for the Department of Defense. I am an administrative assistant.
Were you a Girl Scout? If yes, where?
I was never a Girl Scout when I was a little girl.
How long have you volunteered with Girl Scouts? What volunteer role
do you have?
I have been a volunteer for 5 years. In 5 years, I have held quite a few roles. I am currently a Troop Leader, and I am also part of the Service Unit Team in Lodi where I am a backup Treasurer & the Service Unit Cookie Manager and Fall Product Manager.
Why do you volunteer for Girl Scouts?
I volunteer for my daughter mostly. I’m a single mom so I like that there is something that she and I can do together that we both love. We have both learned a lot of new things and have made lifelong friends.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering with Girl
I think my favorite thing about being a volunteer for Girl Scouts is the amazing friends that I have met along the way. Not only do I have amazing parents in my troop, but other troop leaders have become great friends to me. I have also learned a lot of things while camping and teaching our girls. I have been able to use the skills that I have learned from my parents to show and teach our girls new things. It’s really cool to see how excited the girls get when they get the hang of something they may have been struggling with. And it's nice to see all of my girls helping each other to learn and the excitement they have when they have mastered something.
What advice would you give to young girls?
Never give up. And don't let anyone bring you down. Stay strong and be yourself.
Favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor?
Thanks A Lot cookies are my favorite for sure.
Outside of volunteering, what are a few of your
I love photography, working in my planner, and I love to be super crafty and making fun things to give to friends and family.