By Anna Paige, Communications and Marketing Director, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming would like to thank the more than 2,700 volunteers and lifetime members across the council for their dedication and commitment the organization’s mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
More than 800,000 Girl Scout volunteers across the country work tirelessly to make sure the Girl Scouting mission comes to life. In its 100th anniversary year, Girl Scouts has affirmed its unwavering commitment to girls’ leadership with the launch of ToGetHerThere, the largest, boldest advocacy and fundraising cause dedicated to girls’ leadership in the nation’s history. The multi-year effort will seek to create balanced leadership—the equal representation of women in leadership positions in all sectors and levels of society—within one generation. ToGetHerThere will be made possible by volunteers.
“Since 1912, Girl Scouting has built its success on a deep commitment to timeless values, and volunteers make it happen!” said Sally Leep, Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. “We couldn’t do this important work without those who give selflessly of their time on behalf of Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming.”
Each year, Girl Scouts formally recognizes adult members whose accomplishments are significant and for their unique and outstanding service. Awards presented during the 2012 Annual Meeting of Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, held March 31 in Billings, Mont., included the Outstanding Volunteer Recognition (given to a registered adult Girl Scout volunteer serving in a capacity other than troop leader), the Outstanding Leader Recognition (given to a volunteer who is a troop/group leader, assistant leader, or coordinator for outstanding performance in working with girls), the Appreciation Pin (recognizes volunteers actively giving outstanding service to at least one geographic area or program delivery audience), the Honor Pin (recognizes volunteers giving outstanding service in more than two geographic areas), and the Thanks/Thanks II Badge (award that recognizes volunteers for actively giving outstanding service impacting the council or the entire Girl Scout movement).
Local award recipients are as follows:
Lisa Golden, Hamilton
Tricia Deen, Hamilton
Angela Timmes, Corvallis
Cheryl Alexander, Hamilton
Additionally, volunteers were highlighted for their leadership in three categories: Longtime leader, new leader, and youth leader, in a special Leadership Spotlight that focused on the council’s 12 geographic areas:
Longtime leader: Chris Greytak Hower, Corvallis
Youth leader: Katie Bertram, Stevensville
For information on adult recognitions, visit http://gsmw.org/adults/volunteer/recognition, and for details on ToGetHerThere, visit http://togetherthere.org.
Thank you for your support of Girl Scouting.