This month’s Green Spot volunteer is Jamie Fischer from Cumberland Gap Service Unit. Jamie is not only a troop administrator for Troop 20570, but she is also one of two service unit managers for Cumberland Gap.
Jamie has done an outstanding job in both roles. When Jamie and her daughter, Alexus, moved to the area, there wasn’t an active service unit nearby, so they chose to be part of a LaFollette service unit in the meantime.
Over time, Jamie was able to start a service unit in the Cumberland Gap area a little more than four years ago with the help of council staff member Jennifer Nelson.
In that four years, the service unit has doubled in size! A lot of the growth is a result of Jamie’s dedication to the girls in Cumberland Gap. She makes it possible for every girl who wants it to get the experience of being a Girl Scout. Jamie never says no to any girl and welcomes as many new faces each year as she can get.
This service unit is active and gives girls many opportunities to do and learn different skills. Jamie encourages girls to jump out of their comfort zones and try new things.
A few years ago, she started an annual Father/Daughter Dance to make sure dads had the opportunity to do something special with their girls. The service unit also holds an annual Hands On Holiday event, allowing girls to make holiday crafts and ornaments for their families. Cumberland Gap opens both of these events to other service units in the area, including girls who aren’t registered Girl Scouts, to share the Girl Scout experience with everyone.
We cannot give the full picture of what Jamie has done for the girls and families in the Cumberland Gap area. She offers experiences that every Girl Scout should have and she is amazing in how she interacts with girls and their families. She exemplifies what a Girl Scout is, and she sets the bar high for others.
This past year, Jamie got some help in the form of co-volunteer Patti Loveless. Together, they work hard to give every girl the opportunity to be a Girl Scout and to give them a lifetime of memories.
Jamie, we cannot thank you enough for all that you do!