Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Khaznehkatbi

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Khaznehkatbi

Meet Carol Khaznehkatbi, the marvelous troop leader of Troop 76775. While she’s also served as the Troop Product Program Manager and Troop Treasurer, her most important volunteer role in Girl Scouts thus far has been being a “troop mom.”

Carol got her start when her oldest daughter was in kindergarten and really wanted to be a Girl Scout. She says a flyer came home about a school meeting and she simply volunteered. It’s been history ever since.

So far, her favorite part about being a troop leader is watching the girls come together, brainstorm and work as a team. Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, her troop hasn’t been able to meet at school on a regular basis, so their meeting dates continuously fluctuate. Her goal for the troop is to be able to get the entire troop together so they can complete more community service type activities. We hear some of her Juniors have even mentioned completing the Gold Award as well! Exciting news!

Perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences Carol has had with her troop is when they delivered Christmas presents to a family in need. The family was so appreciative and grateful. The Girl Scout spirit was abundant in that moment. Carol’s hope is that the good deed will inspire other girls to join.

Need some advice? Carol has this to say:

“You don’t have to do big projects or out-of-this-world field trips to make a difference. The sisterhood and connections through meetings and badge work goes a long way.”

Carol: GSSEM cannot thank you enough for what you do for girls in the community!

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