The Baurle Family and Girl Scouts
Karen Bauerle began her Girl Scout journey as a Brownie, the level for second and third-grade girls, and her mother served as her and her sister’s troop leader for nine years. Girl Scouts can be a true family affair, and soon enough even her father was very involved with the troop. Later when Karen had a daughter of her own, she could not wait to share her enthusiasm for the program and started a troop of their own. She has since been a troop leader for ten years, served as a Service Unit manager, and now assists with recruiting and mentoring through Girl Scouts.
The Bauerle Family has remained actively involved with the Girl Scouts, working both to serve the greater community and the organization’s membership. Karen is passionate about starting new troops and passing them on to mentored leaders. She currently leads three troops with immense support from her husband, Randy, who recognizes the value that Girl Scouts can bring to girls’ lives. Their daughter Ashley is currently working on her Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. Gold Award Girl Scouts are recognized for tackling meaningful issues in a way that drives lasting change in their communities and beyond. Recognizing that there were no current Gold Award scholarships, Karen and Randy decided to follow in the footsteps of these proactive Girl Scouts and take action.