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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Recognizes Local Volunteers

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Girl Scout volunteers Carolyn Busch, J.J. Clark, Linda Harrison, Myra Stefek, Patti Stefek, Sue Gray and Susie Gann for their many years of service to the organization. They received their awards during the annual spring GSSJC recognition event.

Busch was honored with the Thanks Badge II. The National Thanks Badge II recognizes an adult member who has received the Thanks Badge and continues to contribute in extraordinary ways that benefit the Council or Girl Scout Movement. Busch is a membership coordinator and in addition to being a member of the Girl Scout family is also the mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to Girl Scouts. She never stops thinking of ways to involve more girls and communities in Girl Scouting.

Clark and Harrison were awarded the Appreciation Pin. This award is presented to registered adults who have given outstanding service above the expectations required by the positions they have held. While serving as a leader herself, Clark helps other leaders in her service unit and at twilight camps. She also serves as Area 8 coordinator and even drove college bound Girl Scouts 1,200 miles around the state to tour campuses. Harrison is co-leader of a Cadette Girl Scout troop, a co-director of a twilight camp, and an active member of the Dear Park Service Unit. She became a trainer in 2003 and now serves on the Training Level Coordinator Committee, where she helps schedule trainings and trainers.

Mother and daughter Myra and Patti Stefek were given Membership Numeral Recognition, which is presented for total years of registered membership. A 50-year numeral recipient, Myra Stefek is currently the receptionist at Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. She has been a busy volunteer in the 45 years prior to joining the staff. Stefek was a Council trainer and served as the adult development specialist in addition to serving on the board of directors as first vice- president. Daughter Patti received her 45-year numeral. As a Council trainer, she has helped countless volunteers get started. She has served as an outdoor level coordinator and chair of the Training Level Coordinator Committee. Patti is a nationally certified instructor of trainers.

Sue Gray was given a Years of Service Pin to acknowledge her active adult volunteer years of service. In 40 years, Gray has served as a troop leader, service unit treasurer, district treasurer, assistant service unit manager and nominating committee chair. She has also served on Council committees like Sing ‘n Celebrate, A Texas Accent – Wider-Op, Urban Campout and the Girl Scout Cookie Committee.

Gann was awarded the Honor Pin. This award is presented to registered adults in recognition of exceptional service having a positive influence on the Councils goals and activities of young women. Gann began working with her daughter’s Brownie troop 16 years ago, and is still working with Juniors and Brownies today. She has chaired Summer Carousel event and co-directed the twilight camp program. Suzie has also been coordinating the “Got Camp” event for the last three years.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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