Girl Scout Volunteer Elected Mayor
Volunteer, Erin Cross, has been elected Mayor of Whitten, Iowa
It isn’t a secret that Girl Scouts builds a strong foundation for leadership skills in girls. However, a little known fact is that the volunteers who help girls become future leaders are also gaining valuable skills.
Long-time volunteer, Erin Cross, of Whitten, Iowa demonstrated for all Girl Scouts just what strong leadership skills can do for their communities. Cross became politically involved for the first time when she decided to run for mayor of her community. She began this “new adventure” when family and friends began encouraging her to run.
“Erin’s election of mayor sends girls a positive message that they too can become civically involved,” says Kathy Schutman, Director of Community Volunteer Support.
Through great volunteers, like Cross, girls can learn the skills it takes to make their world a better place.
“Girl Scouts teaches girls leadership skills and show them that they can be anything they put their mind to,” says Cross.
Cross is very active in Whitten community. In addition to being a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop, she is also a volunteer firefighter and Cub Scout Master.