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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes local volunteers businesses
HOUSTON (May 25, 2012) –Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Houston volunteers Alice Bohlae and Kathy Benn as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center and New Faith Church for their contributions to Girl Scouting.
"At 100 years old, I am often asked what has helped our organization endure over time," said GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek. "I believe the secret to our success is our volunteers. Volunteers represent 99 percent of the adult membership in Girl Scouts, and they work tirelessly to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place today and will, one day, become the future women leaders of our nation. We are proud to have these volunteers leading our young ladies into the next century of Girl Scouting."
Bohlae received the Thanks Badge, given to a candidate who has provided outstanding service that benefits the total Council or entire Girl Scout Movement. She received the award for her work with the Girl Scout Leadership Institute during the 52nd National Convention and for designing a girl-friendly online toolkit for the Council’s "Celebrate 100" 100th anniversary activities.
Benn received the Appreciation Pin, a national award given for providing outstanding service to a geographic area or program delivery audience in a way that furthers the Council's goals. She received the award for stepping into a troop leader position, then assuming the role of Fall Product Manager for her service unit. Benn also coordinated multiple service unit weekends for her area.
The George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) received the Laser Plaque, given to a community building, business or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council or a service unit for many years. This is the third level of community awards. The GRB received the award for their outstanding service as the preferred venue for numerous Girl Scout events, including Just Desserts and the 52nd National Convention.
Finally, New Faith Church also received the Laser Plaque, given to a community building, business or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council or a service unit for many years. This is the third level of community awards. For more than 25 years, New Faith Church has sponsored Girl Scout troops in Sunshine Service Unit, providing girls with a meeting place and location to host events.
GSSJC congratulates these volunteers, facility and church on their contributions to Girl Scouting as the organization enters its second century of girl leadership.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 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 the second largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 70,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States in 2012.
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