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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes Sugar Land volunteer, businesses

Sugar Land, Texas
(May 25, 2012) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Sugar Land Girl Scout volunteer BJ Bonner for her many years of service to the organization as well as Bess Campbell Elementary and Gander Mountain 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."

Bonner received the Key Award, GSSJC's own award instituted in 2006 given for distinguished service to girls and adults in the Council. The award was given to Bonner for her instrumental role in the 52nd National Convention held in Houston last November. Bonner designed and implemented the Girl Scout Hotline for Houston-based and national volunteers. Through the hotline, Bonner and her team fielded calls from other Councils, parents of participating girl members and staff, answering questions and filling volunteer shifts. She also kept local volunteers informed on upcoming meetings and their role in the convention by communicating with them regularly during preparations.

Bess Campbell Elementary in Lamar Consolidated ISD and Gander Mountain, 19890 Southwest Fwy., each received the Certificate of Appreciation, also GSSJC's own award. This recognition is for a community building, business, church or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council or service unit for several years. It is the first level of community awards.

GSSJC congratulates Bonner, Bess Campbell Elementary and Gander Mountain 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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