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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 Evelyn Vittone and Sherry Williams for their many years of service to the organization. They received their awards during the annual spring GSSJC recognition event.

Vittone was honored with the Continuing Service Award. The San Jacinto Council Continuing Service Award is presented to registered adults who have received the Thanks Badge and continue to give exceptional service. A “Thank You” grove of trees is maintained at Camp Agnes Arnold’s Training Complex as a visible reminder of their generous contributions.

“Vittone has been the driving force behind the Council’s Puppetry Troupe,” said Beth Shea, Communications and Development vice president. “She gave life to the ‘Kids on the Block’ program and created the opportunity for more than 100 Girl Scout puppeteers to develop their reading and speaking skills while encouraging them to be imaginative and creative,” she continued. Evelyn developed the adult and girl leadership to help insure that the Council Puppetry Troupe continues -- girls now train the new puppeteers, and they are now scriptwriters as well as performers.

Sherry Williams received her 25 Years of Service pin. Williams was given a Years of Service Pin to acknowledge her active adult volunteer years of service.

During the 25 years that Williams has been an adult volunteer, she has held numerous positions – service unit manager, event coordinator and chair of the 2007 adult recognition event. She was presented the Thanks Badge by her former leader, Jean Lieder, at the recognition event in 2000.

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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