Julie Koebel, Assistant of Meals on Wheels, lives her life by the Girl Scout law.

She is honest and fair; courageous and strong; kind and compassionate; and a sister to all.

For the last thirty years, she has been involved with the Girl Scouts. She earned Girl Scout’s highest honor, the Goal Award in 1988.

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After aging out of the program, she continued her involvement by becoming a Camp Director and coordinating her favorite event---Day Camp.

“We have about 100 to 150 girls a year for day camp,” explained Julie. “I love seeing all the girls come in so shy, and just blossom throughout the week.”

Day Camp introduces girls to the outdoors and instills confidence. Girls learn songs, play games, make arts and crafts, and gain outdoor skills and badges, all while being encouraged to feel comfortable and be themselves.

“It’s very stressful to plan, but it always comes together,” says Julie. “The team I work with and the girls keep me coming back year after year.”

The highlight of the weekend is the huge water balloon fight at the end.

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“I am the biggest target,” laughed Julie. “It’s so much fun and lets me be a kid for a little bit too.”

For Julie, Girl Scouts offers a safe place for young women to be their own person. It encourages them to love the outdoors, take challenges head on, and be confident.

Community First Solutions is proud to have employees like Julie, who take the time to invest in others and encourage others to be confident in themselves.