Medford Girl Scouts Wins 2016 President’s Award

Medford Girl Scouts is thrilled to announce that our city-wide Service Unit will be awarded a 2016 President’s Award from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.  The President’s Award is for a team who “whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.”

volunteer2In the nomination, Rebecca Scott (Medford Girl Scout Organizer and Brownie Troop 68137 Co-Leader) was proud to report that “the Medford Service Unit had blown our 2015/16 recruitment goals out of the water by December 2015. We started out in August with about 210 girl and adult members in total and our goal was to welcome at a total of 342 girl and adult members for the 2015/16 year. As of February 4, 2016, we had started eight new Daisy and Brownie troops and enrolled 274 girls and 125 adults, for a total of 399 members. That is a 90% increase in members from August to December!”  But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.  Evalyn O’Rourke is the Coordinator for Medford Girl Scouts (as well as being one of the leaders of Troop 65226) and she highlights the reason more members is important when she explains that, “Medford Girl Scouts has become a vibrant, thriving organization where girls and adults alike can feel safe to share ideas and participate. We have created an environment where girls can build courage, confidence, character, and learn to make the world a better place.”  Heather Gaspar, the staff liaison for Medford from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, sums it up by when she says, “I am excited for the future of Girl Scouting in Medford!”

apprecation pinIn addition to the President’s Award, six of Medford Girl Scout’s adult volunteers have been selected to receive Appreciation Pins from Girl Scouts USA.  These volunteers are being recognized for “actively giving exemplary service in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.”  Medford’s 2016 Appreciation Pin award winners are:

  • Nancy Carbone, Past-Registrar,  Junior Troop 65456
  • Gretchen Gingo, Brownie Troop 68137 and Cadette Troop 75198
  • Jenna Labissoniere, Troop Pathway Orientation Trainer, Daisy/Brownie Troop 69039
  • Lindsay Nordstrom, Troop Pathway Orientation Trainer, Cadette Troop 75198
  • Sammy Parris, Cookie Booth Coordinator, Junior Troop 65226
  • Caren Sarno, Daisy Troop 72093 and Cadette Troop 71205
  • Rebecca Scott, Volunteer and New Member Organizer, Brownie Troop 68137

All Medford Adult Volunteers are invited to come to the award ceremony and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.  The cost is $25 per person.  Spaces are limited.  Click here to register and join us for the celebration on the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts website.

 

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