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Mentoring Matters: Meet Marice Band of Miami Beach

Marice Band of Miami Beach featured on CBS4's Mentoring Matters segment

Being a Girl Scout Volunteer is much more than teaching girls about cookies, camping and crafts. Our volunteers are role models, mentors and guides. They are there for girls as they experience new things and build skills that develop courage, confidence and character.

We aren’t the only ones who recognize the impact that Girl Scout volunteers have in the lives of girls. Check out this amazing segment on mentorship featuring Local Girl Scout volunteer, Marice Band. As a Girl Scout volunteer for the past 25 years (yes, 25 years), she has touched the lives of so many Girl Scouts.

“Marice just has this wonderful way of ensuring Girl Scout traditions are part of everything the girls do, all while moving at the speed of girls and staying current and relevant,” says Lori Ross, Director of Programs and Troop Support.

Marice is the Girl Scout Community Leader on Miami Beach. She also leads a Girl Scout Troop comprised of 47 Girl Scouts.

A veteran photojournalist, Marice was also a member of The Miami Herald news team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for the paper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew. Her work has been published in such magazines as Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report, and has been honored by The Inter American Press Association, National Press Photographer Association, and National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

“Marice is an integral part of Miami’s Girl Scout community,” says Chelsea Wilkerson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida. “Her girls are constantly out in the community, creating positive impact. You can see the Girl Scout pride in their actions, and that’s a testament to Marice’s incredible dedication to them and the Girl Scout movement.”

Thank you, Marice, for all you do!