RALEIGH — Fathers want what is best for their girls, and today’s dads are not only hands-on in helping guide their daughter’s leadership experience, they want other fathers to know that they are all capable of helping build confident, independent, and bold young women. As a Girl Scout volunteer, dads can help their girls discover new things, embrace change, and grow to their fullest potential.
As a Movement, Girl Scouts helps every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, and Leader) do amazing things, but girls are also in need of their dads and father figures – just as much as their mothers and female mentors. Whether it’s exploring the outdoors and going camping, discovering the exciting world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics), or helping her develop financial literacy skills by becoming a CEO of her very own Girl Scout Cookie business – dads are stepping up as Girl Scout volunteers to make a difference in their Girl Scout’s life.
“I love the values and the opportunities that Girl Scouts provides,” said Joe Vickery, Girl Scout volunteer. “Through Girl Scouts, my daughters and many other girls have opportunities to do things they would never do. That’s why I love teaching. I love that I can train older Girl Scouts and adults so they can offer activities like canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and other outdoor activities to their troops.”
When a father signs up to be a Girl Scout volunteer, he is helping develop the next generation of female leaders while championing for girl leadership for every G.I.R.L. Girl Scout volunteers provide life-changing opportunities and memories that last a lifetime, especially when girls are spending these adventures with someone they look up to and care about.
And you don’t have to be a girl to be a Girl Scout. Just ask Gyan Gupta.
Gupta has been a Girl Scout volunteer for over 15 years. As a father to two girls, he has served in multiple roles including a troop leader, a Junior Consultant, an area fall product manager, and he continues to serve as a role model for other fathers who would like to get involved in their daughter’s lives.
“Girl Scouting is not about selling cookies, it’s about developing our daughters into well-rounded adults with many skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to change the world for a better place by learning and living by the Girl Scout Law,” he said.
Gupta looks forward to the future when his daughter can tell her children that their grandfather is a Girl Scout just like them!
Girl Scout volunteers empower every girl to be heard, to lead, and to shine while helping girls discover endless opportunities to become big thinkers, thought leaders, and groundbreakers who are making the world a better place. A troop leader watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident, a cookie volunteer mentors a Girl Scout during cookie season so she can become an entrepreneur and hone financial literacy skills, and a volunteer that teaches life skills works with girls, camp counselors, and other volunteers to ensure everyone has the opportunities to learn the skills they would need to keep themselves and the girls safe in any emergency.
Girl Scout volunteers serve over 26,000 girls across central and eastern North Carolina. As a troop leader, you could be the positive male role model that helps her grow her confidence and unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader) while she conquers her challenges, goes beyond her comfort zone, and realizes she make a difference in the world by being a Girl Scout.
To learn more, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.