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Crystal Simmons
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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes Council volunteer

HOUSTON (June 22, 2011) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Girl Scout volunteer Janet Heppard for her service to the organization. Janet was awarded the Thanks Badge during a GSSJC recognition event.

The Thanks Badge is a national award presented to registered adults for extraordinary service benefiting the Council or Girl Scout Movement. A miniature trefoil pin is awarded to the spouse of the Thanks Badge recipient.

“Just like Juliette, Janet Heppard began her volunteer career long before she gave birth to her daughter,” said Service Unit Manager Dianne Corn. “Her organizational qualities were quickly recognized because she was recruited for event committees on the service unit, district and Council levels.”

Janet first joined the Council as a Junior troop leader in the Windchimes Service Unit and stayed with her troop through Senior level. She has been a Council trainer since 1989 and has served on numerous event committees. She also co-chaired the Crazy Quilt training event for the volunteer development department and chaired the Robinwood Tree Planting event and Arbor Day event.

Her experience as a practicing attorney for the Harris County Family Law Service handling child abuse and domestic violence cases also led her to design and implement two Green Apple workshops to address abuse. In addition, she accompanied the Take Note Choir to Washington D.C. in 1997 and to Our Cabana, one of the four World Centers of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, in 2009. She plans to chaperone the choir members for the 2012 sing-a-long in D.C. to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

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. 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 more than 76,000 girls served and nearly 18,000 adult members in 26 southeast Texas counties.

Editor’s Note:

Photo Caption [Volunteer Janet Heppard was presented the Thanks Badge by National President of the Girl Scouts of the USA Connie Lindsey and GSSJC Board Chair and President Ellen DeSanctis. The Thanks Badge is a national award presented to registered adults for extraordinary service benefiting the Council or Girl Scout Movement.]

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