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Merrimack woman receives Girl Scout Appreciation Pin

Patricia Mellor and Patricia Murphy - Appreciation Pin

Patricia Murphy has given decades to Girl Scouting

MERRIMACK, NH – Patricia Murphy of Merrimack was recognized by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, the council serving girls in New Hampshire and Vermont, with its Appreciation Pin on Sept. 14. The pin was presented by Patricia Mellor, CEO of the council.

Murphy was a girl member for 10 years and has volunteered as an adult for another 25 years. She has volunteered as a troop leader, a Community Product Sales Coordinator, and a Community Team Member. She is part of the council’s Alumnae Association and has a lifetime membership. She was also a Volunteer Support Coordinator for Merrimack many years ago. She embraced mentoring a new service unit manager, demonstrating to sister council managers her recruitment strategies and table set-up at one of their gatherings. Murphy has helped out for years with training new volunteers, doing recruitment, and being a large part of the Camporee Committee.

Troop leader Erin Clement remembered Murphy from when she was a young Girl Scout as someone her troop leader mother would go to for training. As an adult volunteer now, Clement said, “She is more than the learning coordinator, she is the historian and a veritable encyclopedia on all things Merrimack Girl Scouts. She knows all the ins and outs of our camps, makes Fall Product run like clockwork, and is the heart behind our annual camporee event.”

Volunteer Support Coordinator Joan Lord said, “She can problem-solve issues with parents, volunteers and girls. If you have a problem, she will have three different ways to solve that problem.”

Murphy received the pin with gracious delight. “Thank you, ladies, for the wonderful surprise and honor of the Appreciation Pin and all your thoughtful compliments,” she said.

The Appreciation Pin 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.

Murphy’s wealth of knowledge, patience, calming demeanor, and her passion to share her knowledge with new leaders makes her deserving of the Appreciation Pin. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is happy to recognize Patricia Murphy for all she has done.

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