Thank you Girl Scouts of Colorado supporters
Thank you for another wonderful year and for making an investment in girls. Thank you for believing that girls today are the leaders of tomorrow. Together, we can make the world a better place.
Kathy Ambrose’s Girl Scout roots run deep. She’s been a Girl Scout for 43 years, an adult volunteer for 32 years, and a Daisy’s Circle member since its inception in 2016.
Originally from Southern California, Kathy was a girl member of Spanish Trails Council on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. As a Girl Scout, Kathy earned First Class and spent many summers camping and backpacking and served as a CIT and an assistant Cadette Troop Leader as a young adult.
When Kathy moved to Denver and her oldest daughter turned 5, she signed up as a Daisy leader, and the rest is history. As an adult volunteer, Kathy managed the then newly formed Tawasi Service Unit south of Denver. Under Kathy’s leadership with very active and supportive troop leaders, Tawasi earned the President’s Award. She has since served at every Service Unit level, has been a council delegate for multiple conventions and a member of the original Membership Connections Committee and Stephanie Foote Leadership Prize Committees, and has been on Gold Award Committees and Boards of Directors in Colorado and Minnesota. As Kathy says, “Just about the only positions I haven’t held are with product sales or training!”
Her love for the outdoors and travel fed her experiences as a Girl Scout leader. Kathy led troops to Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace in Savannah, Ga., and on an overnight on the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston, S.C. She’s even taken a Girl Scout Senior troop on a Caribbean cruise! In 2002, she was selected as one of two adults to take five MileHi Girl Scouts and five Girl Scouts from around the nation to Iceland in for an International Scout Jamboree for a 10-day tent camping adventure. It rained, a lot, but when the sun finally came out, it stayed up for nearly 24 hours. And, she’s taken an adult session at Our Cabana in Mexico with her Girl Scout friends!
“I truly believe that Girl Scouting helps give girls the tools they need to become future leaders of our society.”
Being a part of Girl Scouts for so long has led to her commitment to sustainable financial support. “I truly believe that Girl Scouting helps give girls the tools they need to become future leaders of our society.” Because of Kathy’s belief in the Girl Scout mission, she and her husband, Rick, have issued a Daisy’s Circle Challenge Match to encourage others to increase their investment in Girl Scouts. Their gift of $25,000 will match new and increased Daisy’s Circle support
Kathy has earned many Girl Scout and community accolades– outstanding volunteer, leader, philanthropist, and she’s very proud of her Thanks Badge. Both of Kathy’s daughters have earned Gold Awards and, yes, her husband, Rick, is an Eagle Scout. We’re proud to now call her a founding member of Daisy’s Circle!
Girl Scouts is a big part of her life and we’re glad she’s a big part of Girl Scouts!