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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Recognizes Local Volunteer

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Girl Scout volunteer Linda Hill-Smith, for her many years of service to the organization. She received her award during the annual spring GSSJC recognition event.

Hill-Smith was honored with the Appreciation Pin. The Appreciation Pin is a national recognition awarded to registered adults who have given outstanding service above the requirements of the positions they have held. They must have served at least one geographic service unit or program delivery audience.

As a Reserve Ranger, Hill-Smith is willing and able to assist troops in having a safe and fun weekend at camp. During the Summer Carousel event, she helped with planning, mentoring host troops, and also volunteered her troop as host for two sessions. She is a key volunteer in her service unit.

"Linda is an inspiring and creative volunteer who is always ready to assist wherever she is needed," said Council volunteer Gina Hullum. "She makes you laugh, gives you ideas, is a good listener and can keep volunteers inspired by her energy and enthusiasm."

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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