During its recent Volunteer Celebration, Girl Scouts San Diego honored five Coloradans for their outstanding achievements.
Stephanie Nurding received the Cookie Award for her support of the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program, through which girls build key leadership and life skills. She serves as co-leader of Girl Scout Troop 6136 and cookie program coordinator for the Coronado Service Unit. Nurding planned an exceptional cookie kickoff event, and arranged for older Girl Scouts to mentor younger ones as “Cookie Captains.”
Also in the spotlight was Nurding’s troop co-leader, Ashley Taylor, who received the Get Outdoors award. As a volunteer in many capacities, Taylor creates opportunities for Girl Scouts explore nature and learn to love their planet. Her contributions have included helping lead a project called the Butterfly Effect, through which troops protect migrating Monarch butterflies.
In addition, three Coronado volunteers received Appreciation Pins for bolstering the Girl Scout Mission at the service unit level:
Anne Hemp, leader of Coronado’s Troop 1 (for Daisies and Brownies), was hailed for creating new troops for Troop 1 girls to join when they become Junior Girl Scouts.
Anne Hill, treasurer for the Coronado Service Unit treasurer, was recognized for providing innovative trainings to equip leaders to be good stewards of girls’ funds.
Suzanne Frontz was honored for partnering with the Girl Scout Outreach team to deliver STEM, financial literacy, and outdoor programing to fourth and fifth graders in San Ysdiro.
“We deeply appreciate the achievements of this year’s Volunteer Celebration honorees,” said Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Carol Dedrich. “Their support is key to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”
Emceed by KUSI News Co-anchor and Girl Scout alum Ginger Jeffries, the Volunteer Celebration took place at the San Diego Hilton Resort on Mission Bay. The awards program commends individuals who were selected by their peers for going above and beyond the duties of their volunteer positions.
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