Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Real-Life Superhero : The Nancy King Story

GSCTX Staff Member Nancy King poses with girls 
Here’s the exclusive scoop, superheroes live amongst us. They wake up each day to a steaming cup of coffee, the morning paper, and a desire to change the world. These individuals are genuine strong people, who are not defined by masks and capes, but instead by their inspiring acts of generosity, compassion, and courage.

Nancy working with San Angelo scouts
At GSCTX we are fortunate enough to employ one of these real-life superheroes, Nancy King. Her commitment to serve Girl Scouts is undeniable, she’s been helping girls for years and shows no signs of stopping! Last year alone, Nancy served 600 girls through community based programs. Not a week goes by that she doesn’t see a girl out in the community who stops her to tell her what a difference she has made in their life. Kindness radiates out of Nancy, it’s one of her many super powers, and it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Nancy’s supervisor, Lauren White, is a big fan of what she does. “Mrs. Nancy has the perfect heart for serving girls through customized programs, and she holds a special place in her heart for each and every one of her Girl Scouts” says White. “I am so thankful to have the opportunity to learn from Mrs. Nancy, and I am honored to be a part of the legacy that she will leave at Girl Scouts of Central Texas.” Whether a girl is facing issues with self-esteem, bullying, or simply just needs a kind face who will genuinely listen, Nancy’s on it.

"Ms. Nancy" spending time with GSCTX Brownies
 As the leader of the Brown County Latch Key Girl Scout Troop, a troop serving girls (Pre-K through 6th grade) who qualify to have after school care so that they are not left home alone, Nancy has marvelously served numerous girls through her programming. She works many hours prepping projects and activities for the troop meetings and even when her plans fall through, she quickly resolves the situation with an alternative plan. In true super-hero fashion, she gives her time and kindness continuously no matter where she may be. Director of the Latch Key Program, Jessica Hardy has known Nancy for several years and believes whole-heartily that Nancy is a wonderful example to the girls she works with.

 “Mrs. Nancy is the kind of lady that walks into a room and the room lights up.  Anyone that comes in contact with her leaves with a smile on their face “says Hardy.  “She’s a very Godly lady that works selflessly, kindly and lovingly with all those that she comes in contact with no matter who they are or how old they are.” 

In the community, Nancy knows no stranger as her giving heart is loved by all. When a girl is in need of a mentor, a friend, a superhero - Nancy is there to continuously remind her that she’s not alone. We’d like to thank her for her inspirational determination of building girls who WILL make the world a better place. As Robin Wheeler, Membership Development Executive, simply put it…

“Everyone is a better person for having known her.”

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