HOUSTON — Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored volunteers for believing in the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ during the council’s annual adult recognition event hosted at Camp Agnes Arnold in Conroe.
The following volunteers received the highest Girl Scout recognitions for a volunteer:
Girl Scouts volunteers – Thanks Badge:
Debbie Lewis and Eloise Starr
The Thanks Badge is given to a candidate who has provided outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement.
For more than 18 years, Debbie Lewis has been involved with Girl Scouts. She serves as the department coordinator for Volunteer Experience, the Volunteer Relations Committee chair, a facilitator, a docent and council delegate. She also chairs Brownie Magic, participates at the Council Thinking Day event, delivers a Journey in a weekend at Region events and makes time to help at Cadette Weekend. Debbie’s leadership, experience and commitment to Girl Scouts has allowed San Jacinto Council to take a big step forward.
With 29 years of dedicated service to GSSJC, Eloise Starr is long past her years of troop leadership, but, she continues to make an invaluable contribution to Girl Scouting and the Willow Rock Community. She has excelled as Community recognition lead, council facilitator, Community cookie manager, adult recognition committee member and now as a member of the Volunteer Experience team.
Girl Scouts volunteers – Thanks Badge II:
Lynda Starbuck and Debbie Morrow
The Thanks Badge II is given to a candidate who has provided outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement.
After 23 years of service, Lynda Starbuck has held practically every position in her Community. She started as a co-leader of Brownie Troop# 10050 and has served in roles from service unit manager to membership recruitment coordinator. In 2010, Lynda joined the Product Sales Operations Team, then the council recognitions committee and the volunteer management task force. She then stepped up to volunteer in 2011 for the National Convention, hosted by GSSJC in Houston.
Debbie Morrow was instrumental in updating all the finance-related training materials for GSSJC. She has served as co-chair for the Volunteer Toolkit finance tab task force and co-chair of the Volunteer Toolkit finance committee. Debbie led webinars and workshops that were used to train troop leaders and troop treasures and assisted and mentored new financial management coordinators as they organized and developed the department. She is currently the financial specialist for the Woodland Trails Community and continues to edit curriculum for finance role trainings.
To learn more about volunteering in Girl Scouts, visit volunteer.gssjc.org.
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