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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Recognizes Local Volunteers

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Girl Scout volunteers Lewdelle and Kenneth Pekar and Rosie Haffemann for their many years of service to the organization. They received their awards during the annual spring GSSJC recognition event.

The Pekars were honored with the Family Award. The Family Award is presented to a registered Girl Scout family having a profound impact on the lives of Girl Scouts. This award is given for service performed by more than one registered adult family member.

For the past 13 years they have shared their time, talents, and energy with the girls and adults of EverRock Service Unit. For 10 of those years, Lewdelle has served as service unit treasurer and done an exemplary job. She helps new and old leaders yearly with financial reports and never hesitates to step up to any challenge from sorting cookies to coordinating “Camp EverRock”.

Kenneth has loaded camping gear, pitched tents, and carried cookies. “He’s even the first aid/CPR person when needed. He is always the first one to lend a hand to someone in need,” said volunteer Lynn Eaton.

Rosie Haffemann received the Thanks Badge. 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.

Windchimes Service Unit says they have their very own “energizer bunny” in Haffermann. “She just keeps going, giving and sharing,” said volunteer Evelyn Vittone.

For most of the last 20 years Haffemann has served as service unit manager and demonstrated excellence while serving both adults and girls. “Planning events for girls to have fun and earn badges is second nature to her. Recruiting leaders is easier after Rosie has held group meeting to let them see how it is done,” said Vittone.

Haffemann’s total dedication to the Girl Scout mission is evident by her leading more than just one troop while working in the service unit and on Council events. Because of her enthusiasm for math and science she has recently attended training at the national Girl Scout training center for a new program called Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as 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 over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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