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Volunteer Highlights


Chuck Hogan

1. Can you tell us about your experience with Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ?

This is my 34th year as a Girl Scout volunteer.  I started my involvement with the Girl Scouts back in the late 1970’s by working as a cook for five summers at Camp Sacajawea Resident Camp.

Throughout the years, I’ve held a variety of volunteer positions such as Troop Leader, Service Unit Delegate, and Service Team member.  I’ve helped with many council-sponsored events and programs.  A few being Junior Wacky Weekend, Crazy Cadette Weekend, and Me & My Gal.

 2. Why do you choose to invest your time in Girl Scouts?

I chose to invest my time in Girl Scout because it gives me the opportunity to meet other volunteers and to share my talents with the girls, especially my interest in nature and wildlife. I have a variety of exotic pets that I’ve used in past programs.

3. What impact does volunteering with Girl Scouts have on your life?

It keeps me busy, and I enjoy seeing the expression on the girls’ faces when they have the opportunity to pet and hold my pet chinchillas and hedgehogs.

4. Can you share your most memorable Girl Scout story with us?

Years ago in June, the Girl Scout council ran a Brownie Bridging weekend at Oak Spring. Junior Girl Scouts helped run the workshop stations to earn their Junior Aide patch. My station was Fire Building.  One of the requirements for the Brownies was to learn how to cook in a Wine Box Oven.  The Juniors and I cooked 100 muffins in the oven throughout the day. Afterward, we gave them out to the Brownies to eat.