- Families & Volunteers
Council recognizes adult volunteers during Annual Meeting
Without the dedication of committed adult volunteers, there would be no Girl Scouting. While Girl Scouts Louisiana East appreciates all of its volunteers, a few outstanding volunteers were honored with council-level awards at the council’s Annual Meeting earlier this spring. Council level adult recognitions included one Years of Service Pin, three Appreciation Pins, two Volunteers of Excellence, and one President’s Award.
The Years of Service pin is given to adult members who for years have given their time and energy to help girls develop their skills through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The adult volunteer receiving her 25 Years of Service Pin was Linda Harris of Zachary.
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s outstanding service in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, benefiting at least one geographic area of service. This year’s Appreciation Pin was awarded to Destrehan volunteer Barbara Owens, Madisonville volunteer Erin Williams, and Luling volunteer Pam Frederick, who was unable to attend.
The Volunteer of Excellence Award, recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio (Journeys series and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting) or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Award recipients included Barbara Sicard of Baton Rouge and Michelle Kimbrough of New Orleans (not present).
The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals. Award recipient of this award was Covington Service Unit 380 who not only exceeded their service unit membership goal and met their annual family giving campaign goal, but has done so by maintaining the number of active troops from year to year, retaining the leadership from 24 of their 29 troops, as well as cultivating new community partnerships that have increased program opportunities in their area for local Girl Scouts.
Congratulations and thank you to all of the awardees for their dedication and service to Girl Scouts Louisiana East.