WHITE LAKE (WWJ) – Star Siburt of White Lake, Michigan, says she didn’t pick Girl Scouts — Girl Scouts picked her.

More than a dozen years ago her then-5-year-old daughter’s Daisy troop needed a leader. When no one stepped forward, she did. Since then. Siburt has led the same group of girls through scouting all the way to high school graduation and beyond.

She wanted the girls to have the complete scouting experience.

“It’s everything from cooking to going out in the community; community service, giving back to your community … camping,” Siburt told

girl scouts Star Siburt: A Difference Maker In The Community

Star Siburt with her Girl Scout troop.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne.

In the scouting experience, Siburt said, there were important life lessons.

“I wanted them to think outside the box, see outside the box,” she said. “You know, scouting is one thing that … it makes you do things that you normally wouldn’t do.”

In her tenure as a leader, Siburt took the girls on two to four camping trips a year.  She said she had a lot of support from the girls’ parents.

Siburt believes she did nothing extraordinary. “I always wanted them to see what they could do, what they could become. I always, you know, said to them all of them, you could be anything you want to be.”

Star Siburt is WWJ Newsradio 950′s ‘Difference Maker’ for October.

(Learn more about Girl Scouting in Southeast Michigan, here).


Do you know someone in your community that has made a difference to benefit others? WWJ Newsradio 950 is seeking out individuals who are making a difference, big or small – people who have inspired positive change and those who have made an impact in the community.

Each month, WWJ will honor a person as the Difference Maker in the Community.  This person will be highlighted on-air and on cbsdetroit.com for their positive contributions.  All monthly Difference Makers will be invited to join at a special luncheon in the spring of 2013 to recognize the positive contributions.

Click here to nominate someone you know.

WWJ Newsradio 950 Difference Maker in the Community program is presented by Baker Tilly Accountants and Advisors and sponsored in part by Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical.


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