This month, we are thrilled to introduce Pat Pyke from the Silver Sage Girl Scouts chapter as our featured member. We asked Pat a few questions about herself and what it's like representing such an inspiring organization. Here's what she had to say:
What is your favorite film?
“My Cousin Vinny”
What is the best book you've read recently?
“Educated” by Tara Westover
What sport do you enjoy watching most?
Tie! Women’s ice hockey and NCAA men’s basketball (I was a Cameron Crazie!)
Who is the most interesting historical figure?
Emily Warren Roebling, who assumed oversight of the Brooklyn Bridge construction from 1872-1883 after her chief engineer husband fell ill.
What is your favorite hobby or thing to do during the weekend?
Play boardgames with my funny family members.
Favorite Idaho escape?
Like the salmon, I return to Redfish Lake.
Favorite place in Boise to take a visitor?
MK Nature Center by the Boise Greenbelt.
What is the most important trend in your business or industry?
In 2019, more than ever, girls need to have their own special space — to try new things, to be engineers and entrepreneurs, to adventure in the outdoors, to raise their hands, to be themselves together, to lead, to grow, to thrive.
What is the best advice you've received?
Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly.
Who is a local business or business person you admire?
Megan Bryant, improv trainer, author, and speaker. Her bravery as a businesswoman is extreme. Plus she’s real and joyful and inspiring and funny.
What is the number one reason to do business with your company or organization?
So that every girl can discover her strengths and passions.
What do you enjoy most about your company or organization?
I am astonished daily by the passion, purpose, and joy of the hundreds of volunteers, both women and men, who mentor Girl Scouts, our next generation of leaders. Caring adult volunteers are the special ingredient when combined with robust skill-building programming, that empowers girls to empower themselves and that levels the playing field for girls from all backgrounds.
Tell us about a current or upcoming project or company-wide initiative.
We want to make sure every girl across our region has the chance to benefit from Girl Scouts’ girl-first, girl-led curriculum in STEM, outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship ... and have a lot of fun and friendships doing it. Girl Scouts thrive compared to their peers in educational and life success. Research confirms it! We invite all business leaders, education leaders, parents, faith community leaders, and everyone to help form or sponsor “A Troop in Every School.”
Check out Pat's spotlight in our Member Corner column of our newsletter!