On June 12, the Girl Scouts of Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, and Wilkes Counties of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont gathered together at Peace Haven Church to celebrate the accomplishments of their girls and adult volunteers.
The top three fall product and cookie sales for each service unit were recognized for their hard work.
Fourteen leaders were recognized for their years of service with the Girl Scouts and their years of being a Girl Scout. Four first-year leaders were recognized for an outstanding first year by being awarded the Growing Green award. Over 55 parent volunteers were recognized for their work with troops 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. Melinda Latendresse of Blowing Rock, Sherry Hall of North Wilkesboro and Cheryl Santos of Wilkes County were recognized for their work with the Girl Scouts in their local areas.
This year, the Helping Hand award was introduced. This award was designed to recognize the businesses, civic organizations and churches that support the local Girl Scouts. In its first year, Elk Creek International of Wilkesboro and West Jefferson, Friendly Grove Baptist Church of West Jefferson, Mountain View Baptist Church of Hays, Peace Haven Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, Randy Miller Trucking of Wilkes County and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Boone were publicly thanked for their work with the Girl Scouts.
Nancy Blair, Membership Manager for the five counties, said, “On Sunday, June 12th, it was my pleasure to present awards to the top cookie sellers and fall product sellers for Service Unit 131 – Watauga and Avery Counties, Service Unit 132 – Ashe County and Service Unit 133 -Wilkes and Alleghany Counties. I was also privileged to present awards to many area volunteers and businesses. I am extremely honored to work with such a phenomenal group of girls and adults.”
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