At the recent Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council’s Annual Meeting held on January 26 in Weyers Cave, Chris Wilson, of Christiansburg, received the Honor Pin. In an announcement from Jennifer Pfister, Girl Scout Marketing and Communications director stated that the award recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which had measurable impact on a large geographic area within Virginia Skyline Council, allowing the council to reach its mission of Girl Scouting.
Chris Wilson has been a Girl Scout for 27 years (11 as a girl member and 16 as an adult member). She is the epitome of cheerful service to Girl Scouts; giving of her time from the troop-level to county-level to to council-wide-level. She has trained for every kind of Girl Scout outdoor activity – archery, backpacking, trip planning, boating, outdoor skills – so she can be of service to troops, camps and Girl Scout programs as the need arises.
She has saved the day for many troops by showing up to provide whatever support is needed. When Girl Scout leaders are ready to try something new and need support, Wilson can and does go on a Brownie troop’s first campout, archery with Junior Girl Scouts, and backpacking, kayaking and traveling with teen girls.
She has volunteered for three years as camp staff at Giles County’s Rainbow’s End Girl Scout. As a council trainer she provides outdoor education, hiking and backpacker training for adults and older girls. She shares her skills so others can experience first-hand the power of learning by doing.
Growing up, she was a girl member in the Girl Scout Adventurers program and now is an Adventurers core coordinator, event coordinator and serves as council delegate for the Adventurers At-Large-Group. She mentors girls through example with Girl Scout activities every weekend and leads numerous backpacking trips each year throughout the council. She is amazingly attuned to today’s girl and makes sure that Girl Scouting is truly girl-led.
The Adventurers program has grown tremendously through Wilson’s assistance and leadership.
For more information, contact Jennifer Pfister, 540-777-5113 or firstname.lastname@example.org