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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes Sweeny volunteers
Sweeny, Texas (May 31, 2012) –Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Sweeny-area volunteers Delia Lemons and Kelly Mayfield as well as the Sweeny Lions Club, Sweeny United and Arthur Mayfield 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."
Lemons and Kelly Mayfield both received the Appreciation Pin, a national award given to a candidate that has provided outstanding service to a geographic area or program delivery audience in a way that furthers the Council’s goals. Lemons received the award for her work as service unit registrar during a period of explosive growth. Mayfield received the award for her work recruiting service unit officers and new leaders as well as serving as service unit manager and treasurer for West Brazos Bluebonnets Service Unit.
The Sweeny Lions Club, Sweeny United and Arthur Mayfield all received the Certificate of Appreciation, a recognition given to a community building, business or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council or a service unit for several years. It is the first level of Community Awards.
GSSJC congratulates these volunteers 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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