Thursday, October 11, 2018

Meet 2018 Future Famous Former Honoree Sarah Buck

Every year, GSCCC recognizes local Girl Scout alum who are leaders in their field, as well as an up-and-coming Famous Former – Future Famous Former. They are celebrated at a luncheon program that is attended by Girl Scout alum, family members, colleagues and friends in the community. This year’s Future Famous Former honoree is Sarah Buck, Public Affairs Manager at Cox Communications.

Buck learned the value of being a Girl Scout early on in her journey. She gained so many life skills and experiences as a Girl Scout. Admittedly, picking her favorite memory or most valued skill acquired proved to be challenging.

“I’d have to say my favorite memories were made during my summer trips during my years with Nancy and Kathy,” Buck said.

As a Girl Scout, girls develop leadership and life skills that impact their futures. They also meet mentors and build lasting relationships with them. It was clear that her troop leaders, Nancy and Kathy, had inspired Buck to be the driven woman that she is today which also helped her achieve her Gold Award! Now, she uses the leadership skills that she learned from her troop leaders in Girl Scouts to influence other girls.

“I was blessed with great leaders who set an outstanding example for me; knowing what their support and encouragement meant to me fueled my passion to give back in similar ways,” she said.

As an influential woman in the Public Relations (PR) field, Buck believes that professional and personal development are the keys to success. By using her accomplishments in PR, she has organized a hands-on mentoring experience at her job to allow girls to experience the different functions of a corporation. Buck is also an active participant in GSCCC’s Media Girls program which allows her to be a mentor and communication coach for a group of about 25 girls who are interested in the communication field. She wants to teach girls that Girl Scouts gives them a place to develop lifelong skills and that being a Girl Scout is what you make of it!

“It’s a safe place to fail- but the cool thing is you have all these other girls behind you to pick you up, dust you off and keep moving,” she said.

Buck, like all of the Famous Formers being honored this year, is a great example of what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™! Tickets for the luncheon are now on sale. The luncheon is scheduled for November 29 at Hilton Norfolk The Main. Click here to reserve your spot.