BEDFORD, NH – Thirty-seven women have been recognized by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains recently for their selfless service to the Girl Scouts of New Hampshire and Vermont.
A series of recognition events took place throughout May in several locations so more volunteers would be able to attend in person to receive their honors. More will be honored during Farnsworth Weekend, a yearly event at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford, Vermont, for Girl Scout volunteers and alums.
Three women were presented with the Appreciation Pin, which recognizes adults who have performed beyond the expectations of their position and have supported the council’s goals in one or more of the council’s geographic areas. Appreciation Pin nominations are approved by the Adult Recognitions Task Group and the council’s Board of Directors. They were Darlene Cuddy of Windsor, NH; Stephanie Gosselin of Windham, NH; and Jennifer Bonneville of Milton, VT.
Five volunteers were presented with the Honor Pin, which recognizes adults who have performed beyond the expectations of their position and have supported the council’s goals in two or more geographic areas. Honor Pin nominations are approved by the Adult Recognitions Task Group and the council’s Board of Directors. They were Heather Coldwell of Manchester, NH; Ashley Wright of Manchester, NH; and Mary Slocum of Nashua, NH.
The New Found Treasure Award was presented to six new Girl Scout volunteers. It recognizes an adult volunteer who is new to Girl Scouting and has provided exemplary volunteer service. Such volunteers have made a significant, positive impact on a Girl Scout troop, community, or geographic area, and have gone above and beyond to provide an exceptional Girl Scout experience. The nominee has to have been a registered, approved Girl Scout volunteer for two years or less, and provided outstanding service to either girls or adults while in this Girl Scout volunteer role. Receiving this honor were Aimee Lucy of Jackson, NH; Alison Verran of Jackson, NH; Amy Grey of Fairfax, VT; Brandie Langfield of Hollis, NH; Jessica Darling of South Ryegate, VT; and Karen Gregoire of Bradford, NH.
Recognized as Volunteers of Excellence were 26 women. This award recognizes volunteers who have performed beyond the expectation of their position and have supported the council’s mission delivery goals. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is the council which serves New Hampshire and Vermont.
Honored with this designation were Colleen Allen of Bennington, NH; Angela Ashegh of Windham, NH; Erin Buck of Lebanon, NH; Kerrie Croteau of Manchester, NH; Kimberly DeGrosky of Keene, NH; Deana Dubois of Manchester, NH; Jessica Duquette of Milford, NH; Shayne Fritz of Manchester, NH; Alicia Grant of Hooksett, NH; Ashley Gunn of Bristol, NH; Ruth Heintz of Bethlehem, NH; Susan Henderson of West Lebanon, NH; Stacie Labore of Merrimack, NH; Nicole Lawson of Manchester, NH; Melodie Marcotte of Lebanon, NH; Jeanette Martin of Hudson, NH; Christine Mingolia of Northfield, NH; Nichole Mooney of Pittsfield, NH; Lisa Morris of Goffstown, NH; Shari Piper of Dover, NH; Debra Rossi of Manchester, NH; Sandie Roy of Manchester, NH; Sheila Shamel of Hooksett, NH; Colleen Westerling of Plymouth, NH; Corinne Woods of Dorset, VT; and Alyson Leonard of Temple, NH.
“I cannot thank you enough for everything you do and everything you have given in service to our girls,” said Patricia K. Mellor, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. “Being a volunteer means giving one’s time, effort, and heart. Whether it’s through leading a troop, training to take girls outdoors, providing a ride, chaperoning a trip, helping to get cookies where they need to go, serving on our Board of Directors, or any of the myriad duties a volunteer takes on, you provide outstanding service and support to our council and our Girl Scouts.”
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.