Miriam Wilcox leads a troop, helps 14 others in the area
BEDFORD, NH – Miriam Wilcox, 38, of Candia, has been named a New Found Treasure by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, the council serving more than 10,000 girls across New Hampshire and Vermont.
Wilcox first became a Girl Scout troop leader in 2019, putting her effort and enthusiasm into providing girls with the best program possible while still learning herself. She completed every training available to her so she would be well informed in leading.
“She maintains a calm and positive outlook, as well as a can-do attitude that is infectious,” said DeeDee Rice, part of the council’s Volunteer Support team.
Wanting to be more involved, Wilcox stepped into the Volunteer Support Coordinator role, providing support and leadership for 50 volunteers and 14 troops across six communities and has shown herself to be a fantastic communicator. She updates the Service Unit’s Facebook page, sends out emails with important information from the council office and is a constant resource for her community.
Volunteer Support Specialist Amanda Powell said Wilcox “has been hard at work helping to plan a coordinated day of hiking in her Service Unit, where all towns will have a trail marked out that the girls can hike. Leaders and girls alike are very excited to see this event come to fruition.”
Wilcox’s dedication, communication, thoughtfulness in planning and embodiment of the Girl Scout spirit makes her deserving of the council’s New Found Treasure Award. The award was presented through a Zoom meeting on July 2.
The New Found Treasure award recognizes an adult volunteer who is new to Girl Scouting and has provided exemplary volunteer service. Such volunteers have made a significant, positive impact on a Girl Scout troop, community, or geographic area, and have gone above and beyond to provide an exceptional Girl Scout experience. The nominee has to have been a registered, approved Girl Scout volunteer for two years or less, and provided outstanding service to either girls or adults while in this Girl Scout volunteer role.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.