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Mona Tolbert
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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 Lynda Starbuck for her service to the organization. Lynda 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.

“Her heart and soul belong to Girl Scouts, and she proves it every day in the many ways she supports not only Sunflower Service Unit but also GSSJC,” said Lynda’s sister, Lisa Modiette. “Continuing to volunteer for committees and serving on planning boards, Lynda shows the true meaning of the Girl Scout experience through leadership.”

This year, Lynda Starbuck started a transition troop to help new leaders during their troops’ application, training, and approval processes. Lynda volunteered to lead mega meetings every two to three weeks until the new troops were established and meeting regularly. During the meetings, Lynda also helped the adults with their paperwork and trainings, acted as their fall product manager and kept the new troops from losing interest. By the time the troops starting meeting regularly, they had a start-up fund, had been on a field trip and had leaders confident in their roles.

She has also attended more than 100 trainings in the Sunflower Service Unit and has served as an Adult Recognition Committee member, council trainer since 2008, Product Sales Operational Committee member and on many other committees and planning boards.

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 Lynda Starbuck 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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