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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 Carol Berry, Dianne Corn and Terri Modgling for their many years of service to the organization. They received their awards during the annual spring GSSJC recognition event.

Berry was honored with the Appreciation Pin. The Appreciation Pin is a national recognition awarded to registered adults who have given outstanding service above the requirements of the positions they have held. They must have served at least one geographic service unit or program delivery audience.

Working in the marine industry, Berry conceived and helped implement the first Council Maritime Career Fair in 2004. She helped guide the evolution of the event through girl planning to its current venue at Texas A&M Galveston where girls talk with students, professors, and professionals about a marine-based career path as well as explore the amenities of the campus.

“Career exploration is an important part of Girl Scouting, and Carol has opened the eyes of girls from around the Council to the exciting opportunities available to them in the maritime careers,” said Council volunteer Claudia Bodolus.

Corn also received the Appreciation Pin. She leads three troops and serves as the registrar and training coordinator for the Mason Creek Service Unit. In addition to her service unit responsibilities, Corn has also been director of Farm & Ranch Day Camp for two years.

“Organized is the word I’d use to describe her,” said Council volunteer Beth Watkins. “From taking three troops camping all at the same time, to printing agendas and setting up for service unit meetings, everything is well thought out and done with enthusiasm,” Watkins continued.

Modgling received the Thanks Badge. The Thanks Badge is a national award presented to registered adults for extraordinary service benefiting the Council or Girl Scout Movement. A miniature trefoil pin is awarded to the spouse of the Thanks Badge recipient. Modgling has been assistant neighborhood chairman, assistant service unit manager, and district chairman. She has participated at several Summer Carousel programs and serves on the core staff for numerous girl and adult events, including the Adult Recognition Event Committee. She is also an incredibly gifted craftswoman whose glass-cutting skills are well known. Modgling recently accepted the position of membership coordinator for Region 7. In this capacity, Modgling will be helping a number of different service units.

“Thank goodness for the girls and adults in our Council, Terri does not know how to say no,” said Council volunteer Sherry Williams. “When you camp with Terri, you can always find her bed with her Terri Bear is sitting on it and the Pepto Bismol is sitting under it,” she continued.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 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. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

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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.

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