I would like to honor this amazing woman for all that she is and all that she does.
Trish Luna is clearly an outstanding volunteer, mentor, and advisor, but I believe she should be viewed foremost as an outstanding Girl Scout leader who embodies their mission.
She is and has been a troop leader for the Girl Scouts since 2001, as well as a facilitating trainer for both leaders and girls within the organization itself. She has been among the most visible promoters of girls’ leadership skills, using her passion and dedication to help build girls with Courage, Confidence and Character. She has served as an extraordinary role model.
Trish has generously given her time to – direct day camp, just as her grandmother did for scouts; work with the older girls, run area wide events, and has been an inspiration to new troop leaders as they begin their roles in the scouting world. Her work with scouts across the area stimulates the programs available and improves girl engagement; bringing girls together as one and helping them do things they have never tried before.
Building and exploring the skills and knowledge of the older girls she stretches with new experiences and roles, working together to put on events and demonstrating activities for the younger girls. Doing this, the older girls have learned many life skills and empowerment tools, becoming better examples to younger girls.
The girls learn the qualities of an effective leader, and asses their own strengths and weaknesses as a leader. They learn to develop effective communication skills and healthy decision-making skills as well as stress & time management skills. These skills are put into action as they plan, prepare and present their program activity and events, boosting their self-confidence, and empowering them as effective leaders in their sports, among their peers, and elsewhere outside their scouting world. These opportunities help the girls develop a strong sense of self, develop positive values, and gain practical life skills such as critical thinking and promoting cooperation and team building.
Providing girls with the foundation to feel empowered at a young age, they will have an enriched ability to develop into healthy, successful women who can reach their fullest potential.
Possessing the knowledge, skills, and confidence, has inspired hope in many, helped girls to stand up for themselves, make positive choices, and be in control of their future.
We want to thank Trish for offering girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives.