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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, Carole Lowenkron and Hattie Saulsberry for their many years of service to the organization. They received their awards during the annual spring GSSJC recognition event.

Carole Lowenkron received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Council Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes adult members who have received the Thanks Badge II and continue to contribute to the Council or the Girl Scout Movement in extraordinary ways.

Carole Lowenkron has spent the past 30 years helping to ensure every girl who wants to has the opportunity to be part of the Girl Scout movement. She began her Girl Scout career as a leader, then became a service unit administrator. Eventually she became a trainer at the Council and is now a nationally certified instructor of trainers. For the past seven years she has served as the vice chair of membership services, spending long hours in her office at the Girl Scout center working alongside her staff partner and mentoring other volunteers in their interactions with staff.

One of the ways she continues to reach out is through her participation in the Council’s community outreach program Girl Scouts Beyond Bars. Lowenkron brings the principles of the Girl Scout movement to incarcerated mothers at the Plane State Jail in Dayton so they can share quality time with their daughters twice a month.

“Carole is one of those remarkable people who has devoted her energies and time for decades to Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. A teacher by profession, she could have applied her intelligence and skills in the business world - and would have been very highly compensated - but instead chose to use her abilities for the betterment of all adults and girls,” said Jo Monday, vice-president for membership services and Lowenkron’s staff partner.

Saulsberry received the Honor Pin. The Honor Pin is a national award presented to registered adults providing exceptional service through positive influence on the Council goals and activities of young women. Recipients of this award have served two or more geographic service units or program delivery audiences.

Currently Saulsberry serves as the membership coordinator for Region III. As a membership minded person, volunteer retention is important to her. To further this goal, she has implemented both area meetings and a very successful local membership development conference.

“Her love of Girl Scouts is evident in all she does. Her creativity, coordination, commitment, and follow through are a winning combination,” said Council volunteer J.J. Clark.

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.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
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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