Girl Scouts of Kansas honor 3 McPherson County volunteers

By Girl Scouts
May 27, 2015

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Honors Volunteers

McPherson County residents receive special recognition

MCPHERSON – Three McPherson County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

Elizabeth Newby of McPherson, the leader of Troop 50220, is among only 20 volunteers to receive the Appreciation Pin for displaying excellent service delivering the Girl Scout mission to two or more geographic areas or communities. Newby encourages girls to be active in the community by giving back through service projects and “has been invaluable to the success of the McPherson Girl Scout Community,” her nominator said.

Camilla Kramer of McPherson and Shari Williams of Canton both received the Volunteer of Excellence Award, which is given to Girl Scout volunteers who display excellent service in delivering the Girl Scout mission as they work directly with girls in a troop, camp or other activity. About 50 volunteers received the Volunteer of Excellence Award this year from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, which serves 80 counties in Kansas.

Kramer, the co-leader of Troop 50220, continues the Girl Scout mission by ensuring all girls are included in activities, assisting those with dietary needs and special needs. Her nominator noted Kramer “makes sure the girls are having a good time and learning good values, and makes sure we have something for everyone.” Williams, the co-leader of Troop 50252, works to tie in badges with the activities girls enjoy and “has a love for Girl Scouting that shows through all that she does,” her nominator said.

“Our dedicated volunteers encourage girls to raise their hands, to take action and make a difference in their community, and to set their sights on the stars,” said Liz Workman, CEO of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “They prepare girls to lead successful lives and are key to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

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Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartlandserves more than 15,000 girls and adults in 80 Kansas counties through its operational headquarters in Wichita, Kan., and regional offices in Salina, Hays, Emporia and Garden City. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

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