Catherine McGill believes in the power of the Girl Scout mission. She understands the importance of courage, confidence and character in one’s life. As a young woman, she traveled from China to the US to attend Old Dominion University where she received her Master’s degree in accounting. She began her career in Hampton Roads and soon realized she had an entrepreneurial spirit that led her to start her own business, Great Bridge International, an overseas sourcing company. In building her company, she joined the Hampton Roads Chamber and became a graduate of Hampton Roads LEAD, a program that helps community leaders become more informed, civically engaged, and active participants in work that positively impacts our region. It was through LEAD coursework that she was introduced to Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast. She chose GSCCC as a nonprofit to research and volunteer with as a community leader. While the course ended after a few months, Catherine’s interest in Girl Scouting didn’t end. She soon became a board member and a donor, giving her time and donating annually.
“I really support the Girl Scout mission and the goal of serving girls,” Catherine says. “I strongly believe in education and Girl Scouting encourages girls to be confident learners. It teaches girls to be diligent, to persevere and to be resilient. These are things women need to become successful and Girl Scouting can give girls the foundation they need to succeed as women.”
After serving on the board for ten years, from 2011 to 2021, including as the board treasurer for several years, Catherine is now volunteering on the council’s Cookie Classic Run Committee! She is bringing her commitment to helping girls and her creative business skills to this annual event to raise funds and connect our program to more girls in the community. Thank you, Catherine!
Co-leader of Daisy Troop 398 was on hand for the first ever carrier USO Afloat.
From cookies to awards projects, Jon is there with a smile and a helping hand.