Evelyn Akins

Tribal Member

As a child, Evelyn helped her family and neighbors by picking cotton in the fields behind their house. As an adult, she’s been planting her own seeds in the community and watching them blossom. She still remembers how the people of Poarch made her feel at home wherever she went as a child, so, as a way to give back, she started the community’s first ever all-Indian Girl Scout troop. And out of this little seed, she’s watched every single troop member become a leader in the community in one capacity or another. Her Girl Scout troop helped Evelyn discover that every small act of kindness and consideration can grow into a world of achievement.