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Contact: Joanne Pastalaniec
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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Recognizes Local Volunteers

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Girl Scout volunteers for their many years of service to the organization. They received their awards during the annual Fall Council Meeting.

Labana Berry was awarded the Thanks Badge. This recognition is presented to registered adults for truly extraordinary service that benefits total Council or Girl Scout Movement. Berry is a past member of the Gold Award Advisory Committee. She continues to visit Girl Scout troops to deliver the Gold Award Orientation and mentor girls through the Gold Award process. She has been the Religious Recognitions Coordinator for her area for six years. Currently she is the Girl Scout area advisor for the Conroe area.

Chris Ragan was awarded The Honor Pin. This award is presented to registered adults in recognition of exceptional service having a positive influence on the Councilís goals and activities of young women. Ragan has served on the By-laws Revision Task Force and as a National Delegate.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting--and its special girl-only environment--girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 58,000 girl members and 14,000 adults in 21 southeast Texas counties.

GSSJS Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council l Brand Management & Fund Development Department
3110 Southwest Freeway l Houston, TX 77098