June 10, 2014. On June 6, the Girl Scouts of Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery and Wilkes Counties of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont gathered together at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church to celebrate the accomplishments of its girls and adult volunteers.
Girls who had earned their Bronze Awards, the highest recognition for girls in 4th and 5th grades were recognized. The top 3 fall product and cookie sales for each service unit were also recognized.
There were many adults that were recognized as well. JoAnne Jenkins, Nancy Blair and Catherine Wilkinson were recognized at the council level by being awarded the Honor Award for their work with two or more service units where Amber Mellon and Cathy Kolstad were recognized with the Appreciation Pin for their work with one service unit.
More than 25 leaders were recognized for their years of service with the Girl Scouts and their years of being a Girl Scout. Seven first year leaders were recognized for an outstanding first year by being awarded the “Growing Green” award. More than 30 parent volunteers for their work with troops were honored with the “Shining Volunteer Award.” Three volunteers were recognized for their outstanding volunteer work with the Girl Scouts by being honored with the “Volunteer of Excellence” award.
Nancy Blair, Membership Manager for the five counties said, “we had a phenomenal turnout for our inaugural Recognition Ceremony. Our girls and adult volunteers put so much effort into our Region, it was nice to be able to recognize them in return. I can’t wait to see how many more awards we have next year!”