Donor Stories

Whether you give because you’re passionate about building future leaders, an alumna with fond memories of your Girl Scout days, an advocate for girls in today’s society, or you know a Girl Scout personally and want to be part of her growth, each and every gift to GSNWGL makes an impact. We love to hear from our generous donors with stories about why they give and what connects them to our mission. Read on for stories from just a couple of our donors, and share your story with us by emailing brand@gsnwgl.org.

Sammie Blaine “Bunny” Hall

Bunny PicBunny was a Girl Scout alum and former Girl Scout volunteer who devoted her life to helping others and enjoying outdoor adventures. In January 2011, she passed away at the age of 83, and the following June her family and friends held a celebration of life at GSNWGL’s Camp Sacajawea in Wisconsin Rapids. Bunny had a long connection with Camp Sacajawea and was often spotted snowshoeing the camp’s trails in the winter. Bunny’s family established a memorial fund to support buckthorn maintenance at Camp Sacajawea; an effort Bunny believed in because the invasive plant destroys wildlife habitat and causes long-term decline of forests by preventing the growth of native seedlings.

Beverly and Bob Spinti

Spintis031_bwBeverly and Bob Spinti of Menomonie, WI are both Girl Scout lifetime members, donors and members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, active volunteers, and recipients of the Thanks Badge, one of the highest awards a Girl Scout volunteer can earn.

Beverly holds a 45-year pin for her membership in Girl Scouting, and along with her Thanks Badge, earned the Thanks Badge II for outstanding service. She is also a past Woman of Courage, Confidence, and Character honoree. She has volunteered in various ways for many years, including being a service area manager; advising Girl Scouts earning their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards; leading a troop; and planning and implementing Girl Scout events.