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Girl Scouts recognized for volunteer work in New Hampshire

Spirit of NH awards group
Recognized for their volunteer service by Volunteer NH, from left, are Lucia Savage (for her husband, Neil Savage), Sheila Morris, Julia Tilton, Tricia Mellor, and Tara Pacht at the Spirit of New Hampshire volunteer recognition event on Nov. 13. (GSGWM photo)

Spirit of New Hampshire awards given to council, three individuals

BEDFORD, NH - Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is grateful to be recognized by Volunteer NH for its many volunteer efforts. In ceremonies held Nov. 13 in Concord, the organization won the Volunteer Champion Award, which highlights the power of volunteers in the community. Accepting on behalf of the Girl Scout council were CEO Patricia Mellor and president of the Board of Directors for the council Tara Pacht.

Individual awards went to Neil Savage, Julia Tilton, and Sheila Morris. Savage, 78, of Exeter, was one of 11 recognized with the Volunteer Service Award, Senior division (accepted by his wife, Lucia) for his work with the Coastal Rompers Girl Scout group. Sheila Morris, 57, of Concord, received the Outstanding Service Award, Adult division for her 15 years of leading Girl Scout troops and mentoring new volunteers. Julia Tilton, 17, of Amherst, was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award, Youth/Young Adult division for her hundreds of hours of service teaching young girls around the world how to recognize and mitigate the negative effects of social media.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves more than 10,000 girls across New Hampshire and Vermont, providing mentorship and skill-building activities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and life skills. Almost 5,000 adults volunteer their time through Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains to help girls become young women of courage, confidence, and character. Girl Scouts is the largest leadership development program for girls in the world.

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