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Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Leaders


When two volunteers have a combined 64+ years of Girl Scout leader experience, their troop is destined to benefit from the seasoned pros. Mother and daughter team Majorie and Michelle Burrell are those leaders for Richardson’s Troop #1906.  

With the exception of a couple years during the pandemic, the troop participates annually in a church Fall Festival with a game booth to win prizes and the Richardson Christmas Parade. They also go caroling at nursing homes and homes of the elderly, serve as honor guard to honor veterans on Veterans Day, and deliver cookies to frontline workers and first responders. 

Through service projects and activities like cookie sales and group adventures at The STEM Center of Excellence, the girls blossom in their words, deeds, and actions. Over the years, the Burrells’ passion for Girl Scouts has provided their troop with countless opportunities the girls might not have otherwise to experience new places, people, and activities. 

Majorie on being a troop leader: I am inspired to dedicate my time to Girl Scouting when I see girls learning to understand and being comfortable in their own skin. I am able to see her be the best she can be in this world of today and her community. It is satisfying to see her grow as she moves from one program age level to the next with her full potential as a Girl Scout.

Michelle on being a troop leader: Every girl should have the opportunity to experience people, places and activities that they normally only see in their dreams, or on television, or at the movies. Without a volunteer, a troop cannot exist. I am that volunteer. I enjoy planning trips and events that make the girls think, laugh, smile, and sometimes cry. It is through these experiences that we make the world a better place.