Barbara Sirvis with her mother, Peggy
Barb Sirvis grew up in Girl Scouts sharing memories and experiences with her mother Peggy. From walking Barb to her first Brownie meeting in 1953 to walking together 60 years later into an event at Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines, the mother-daughter duo grew together in Girl Scouts. Peggy passed her Girl Scout legacy on to her daughter, “My mom was my first Girl Scout, she brought me into Girl Scouts,” Barb shared. Peggy showed Barb what it means to make lifelong friends, be a steady volunteer, and even work professionally within the Girl Scout Movement. After reconnecting with the Girl Scouts in North Carolina, Barb’s mother left the council a sizable planned gift that has carried on the love and work that Peggy gave to Girl Scouts throughout her lifetime.

Barb carries on her mother’s legacy in so many ways, especially through her own dedication to Girl Scouts. Barb’s journey started as a child in Brownies in Los Angeles, California, and has led her all over the country. In 1962 Barb went to Vermont for the first time as a senior in high school to attend the Girl Scout Senior Roundup with 10,000 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world. In 2012 she and the seven other women from her council who were in the “Las Cancioneras” patrol reconnected for the first time in 50 years and now see each other annually in Southern California or Vermont where Barb has lived for the past 22 years, fulfilling her dream to move there since attending Roundup.

Peggy made planned gifts to Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines and Girl Scouts of the USA that now serve to support the Movement. Barb has made a bequest to the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council and Girl Scouts of the USA to support the continuation of girl programming at The Birthplace.

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