November 2019: Kathleen Bo-Mie Pae
Each month, we are happy to highlight a volunteer at GSHCC who dedicates their time and talent to Girl Scouts. Thank you volunteers for helping build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Kathleen Bo-Mie Pae
Where do you work and what do you do?
I am the After School Education & Safety (ASES) Program Manager at Pacific Elementary School, in addition to being an after school Girl Scout troop leader.
Were you a Girl Scout? If yes, where?
No, but I would have had the opportunity been readily available.
How long have you volunteered with Girl Scouts? What volunteer role do you have?
Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, I became a troop leader and brought Girl Scouts culture into my space along with 3 other troop leaders. I attended the last GSHCC Big Volunteer Conference offered and have contributed to ongoing training by offering programmatic tips to incoming troop leaders.
Why do you volunteer for Girl Scouts?
I believe in the power of culture. Our girls can reach their full potential through support from a mentor or peers.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering with Girl Scouts?
I love the inclusivity and positivity that is at the forefront of the organization. This helps our girls be comfortable in their skin, allowing them to take innovative risks to find solutions to novel issues.
What advice would you give to young girls?
Failure is an opportunity. Be a rebel leader.
Favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor?
Outside of volunteering, what are a few of your hobbies?
When my body wasn’t broken I was an avid rugby player. Now I love to relax at home while reading with my cat. Art is great in any medium. If I hear music, I will sing.