For the past 13 years, Tina Wiles of Brandon, Vermont has been supporting, encouraging, and inspiring both girl and adult Girl Scout members in the Greater Rutland community. Her outstanding commitment to the Girl Scout Mission and her willingness to help virtually whenever and wherever needed has earned her recognition as Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ November Volunteer of the Month.
Wiles began her Girl Scout journey as a Brownie in Hinesburg, Vermont. She says Girl Scouting always provided her with a sense of community and belonging. “I never felt like I was in the popular crowd. Girl Scouts provided a safe place and a group that I could belong to,” she said. “I’m still friends with a lot of the girls who were in my troop. Some of the girls are also serving as Girl Scout leaders in other states, which is pretty neat.”
In 2004, Wiles began volunteering with Girl Scouts when her younger daughter, Christina, wanted to become a Daisy. “They needed a troop leader, so I stepped up. I was really excited to share the kind of Girl Scout experiences I had enjoyed.”
Over the years, Wiles has continued to step up and help whenever there was a need in her Girl Scout community. She has held many volunteer leadership roles, including serving as Volunteer Support Coordinator from 2009 to 2014. “They just needed someone to do it, so I did it,” she said. “No hesitation.”
Wiles has also served as the Community Accounting Coordinator, and for the...