For Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be featuring different Latina members of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Our second story is about Dawn Morris, GSEM Board Member.
Dawn Morris has had a lifelong connection to Girl Scouts. Dawn was born in Panama and her great grandfather was one of the original engineers on the Panama Canal. She can trace her lineage back to past Panamanian Presidents.
While living in Panama, Dawn was a brownie whose favorite Girl Scout memory was creating a plate during a Girl Scout meeting as a Mother’s Day gift for her mom. Dawn still has this plate and proudly displayed it last Mother’s Day.
Growing up in a military family, Dawn moved several times when she was a young girl and the one constant she had was Girl Scouts. She enjoyed that she had friends in her sister Girl Scouts, no matter where she had landed. She passed this passion for Girl Scouts down to her daughters, who, like her, have moved a lot during their childhood and we were able to depend on the constant friendship and fun Girl Scouts provided.
Dawn enjoys being an active member of the Girl Scout family by serving on the GSEM Board of Directors. This role allows her to participate as part of the council leadership team, ensuring it can function well and reach more girls. Dawn is especially proud of the great STEM programs at GSEM that allow girls to explore new areas of interest. We thank Dawn for her continued dedication to Girl Scouts!