Wednesday, September 30, 2020

2020 Famous Former Spotlight: Cathy Fox

Cathy Fox is one of several amazing Girl Scout alum being honored as our 2020 Famous Formers. For over 6 years, she has been the business operations manager of The Adventure Park of Virginia Beach.

She says the outdoor experiences she had in Girl Scouts helped her decide where to go in life. Her favorite memory as a Girl Scout was when her troop camped and hiked up Old Rag Mountain in the blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and she says that's where her love of hiking began! She earned her degree in Outdoor Recreation and has worked in the field for the past 17 years! 

Over the years she has camped & hiked in California, New Mexico and Washington State as well as completed a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail!

"My favorite days at work are when I see Girl Scouts climbing in the trees.  I believe that outdoor activities, like climbing, backpacking, camping, kayaking, and other adventures helps girls to find an inner strength in themselves they might not have known existed," Cathy said.   

"As girls work on badges, sell cookies, volunteer in their community and go on outdoor adventures they learn how to become leaders, problem solve, collaborate and support one another."