The following new leaders received the Green and Growing Award. This award is for leaders and assistant troop leaders who have lead a troop for less than two years, who have completed their required trainings, participated in at least one Medford Girl Scout or GSEMA event or program, participated in the cookie sale, welcomed new members to the troop.
● Sarah Harvey – Daisy Troop 64390 and Brownie Troop 70206
● Lisa Kingsley and Catherine Mather – Daisy Troop 64389
● Christine Murphy and Stacey Purcell – Daisy Troop 64376
● Iris Salazar – Daisy Troop 64361
● Caroline Robison – Brownie Troop 69166
In addition, the following Medford leaders were awarded the Volunteer of Excellence pin for going above and beyond their troop roles to help support Medford Girl Scouts and GSEMA.
● Jen Breneisen and Lisa Cohen – for being Service Unit Membership Promoters
● Jen Pierce and Kim Olivieri – for being the New Leader Mentors
Special congratulations also goes to Monique O’Connell for being awarded the prestigious Thanks Badge from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. In addition to her roles as a local troop leader, Service Unit Treasurer and Cookie Coordinator, and regional and national delegate, Crystal Cruz (GSEMA Manager of Risk and Volunteer Safety) noted that “Monique further expands her volunteer support reach and council leadership reach in her roles as safety consultant and travel consultant. Monique has acted as a subject-matter expert and council liaison with EF Tours especially during COVID with a graduating troop, all of which have been a challenge for both the local council and national teams to navigate. Monique’s insight has helped to develop and shape GSEMA’s COVID-19 Troop Guidelines, GSUSA’s Pandemic / COVID-19 Guidance, GSUSA’s Travel Playbook, and GSUSA’s “Graduating Seniors and Troop Funds Guidance for trips/travel.”
Thank you as well to the following Outstanding Leadership who were recognized by their troops and fellow leaders : Debbie Hayes, Stacey Purcell, Kerri Babish, Rebecca Scott, Karen Poggi, Jane Hamel, and Jenna LaBissoniere.
Medford Girl Scouts also wants to send out an appreciative shout out to the following community partners.
● St. Raphael’s Parish
● East Cambridge Savings Bank
● Eastern Bank
● Colleen’s Ice Cream Shop