2021

Volunteer Spotlight: Tonya Schoolcraft

Volunteer Spotlight: Tonya Schoolcraft

Tonya Schoolcraft is an exceptional troop leader who decided to follow in her sister’s footsteps as a “troop mom” after her daughter expressed interest. She’s now the leader of Troop 75198 with no plans of stopping as she and her…
Volunteer Spotlight: Melody Day

Volunteer Spotlight: Melody Day

Melody Day thought she was just another mom attending a Girl Scout meeting after her daughter said she wanted to join. She never thought she’d become her troop leader too! However, after more than a decade of leading, this troop…
Volunteer Spotlight: Shirley Sanborn

Volunteer Spotlight: Shirley Sanborn

Shirley Sanborn is a staple in the GSSEM community. After what was supposed to be a simple offer of help, it’s been more than 40 years and she’s still going strong as a Service Unit Manager and Troop Leader. Shirley’s…
Volunteer Spotlight: Allison Whitmer

Volunteer Spotlight: Allison Whitmer

Allison Whitmer is a current Troop Leader out of Service Unit 0603, with no plans on letting up. As a “troop mom,” she has worked her way to other Girl Scout volunteer roles, including Girl Scout School Liaison and Troop…
Volunteer Spotlight: Candice Thomas

Volunteer Spotlight: Candice Thomas

Candice Thomas is fairly new to the Girl Scout Co-Leader role, but she’s already made a huge impact within the organization. She’s been an active volunteer since 2019, and as she heads into the upcoming school year, she’s even more…
2021 Young Woman of Distinction: Isabella Cook

2021 Young Woman of Distinction: Isabella Cook

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan honors Isabella Cook with the most prestigious award in the world for girls: the Girl Scout Gold Award. Isabella, of Bloomfield Hills, is among 13 young women who have taken the initiative to bettering their…