Behind every Girl
Scout is a passionate volunteer cheering her on. By dedicating their time
and energy, volunteers help Girl Scouts create new memories, learn new
skills and make new friends that will last a lifetime.
of Chesterton, Indiana, a member of Service Unit 318, was recently
recognized for 70 years of service to Girl Scouting.
Originally from New
York, Crumpacker was raised north of Yonkers. She attended a school where
her Girl Scout leader was the school secretary and the principal was the Boy
Scout leader. She considers herself to be very competitive person and saw
Girl Scouting as "something to do." Over the years, she's been a water
safety instructor and an outdoor trainer who enjoyed teaching outdoor
cooking and canoeing.
helps create exceptional experiences that Girl Scouts will never forget,"
said Nancy Wright, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest
Indiana (GSGCNWI). "Whether it's leading a troop every week, helping girls
explore nature at camp, or facilitating a LEGO robotics workshop, our adult
volunteers serve as positive role models every day."
GSGCNWI honors these volunteers with a special recognition ceremony. During
the event, volunteers receive honors from Girl Scouts of the USA and the
local council for their individual years of service helping to build girls
of courage, confidence and character.
dedication volunteers help girls tap into their full potential. These
volunteers maintain the legacy that is Girl Scouting, and they help develop
leaders who will shape the future.
Girl Scouts of
Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana welcomes adults 18 years of age and
older, female and male, who are willing to volunteer their time to help
mentor girls. Volunteer opportunities exist for event facilitators, troop
leaders and more. Free orientation and training sessions are available. To
get started, visit