Camp life is the best life, and no one knows that better than Spirit of Nebraska’s new Camp Program Manager Taylor “Hoot” Jackson, who is bringing oodles of experience, training, enthusiasm and her love of the outdoors to our Girl Scout camps!
Taylor has been with Spirit of Nebraska for two years and is very excited to take on the challenge of this new role. Our mission is close to her heart, and she feels that Girl Scouting provides girls with the structure to try new things and make lifelong friends. She knows girls will take their experiences and put them to excellent use by making the world a better place.
“Our staff, volunteers and alumnae are great role models, and Girl Scouts provides a safe environment where girls can take chances,” Taylor said.
She comes to Girl Scouts with an interesting and perfectly-suited background. She holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration, has led campouts and Scout classes at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, and challenged many students to “reach higher” at the climbing wall at UNO’s Outdoor Venture Center.
“I’m interested in developing outdoor programs and creating exciting partnerships with other organizations,” Taylor says. “I have a passion for collaboration and hope to recruit experts [who will] provide girls with unique opportunities, such as bringing a chiropterologist to Camp Crossed Arrows to teach girls about bats.” (Yes, bats live at the top of the Troop House – not inside!)</...