Council News

GSCSA awards inaugural travel grants

GSCSA awards inaugural travel grants.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has awarded its inaugural round of travel grants.

Caitlyn Free, Whitwell, Tennessee
Alethea Free, Whitwell, Tennessee
Lizzie Scroggins, Dayton, Tennessee
Madison Bishop, Spring City, Tennessee
Amber Stanton, Spring City, Tennessee
Rachel Eldridge, Rogersville, Tennessee

Caitlyn, Alethea, and Rachel are going the 2015 council trip to Europe. Lizza, Madison, and Amber are going on the council’s July SCUBA trip.

GSCSA awards semi-annual travel grants of up to $500 to individual Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors for council-sponsored travel or GSUSA destinations.

The next round of travel grant applications are due November 15, 2014, with awards to be made in December. The second round of applications are due March 15, 2015, with awards made in April. Learn more.

Recipients agree to the following:
• An essay about the trip, experiences and lessons learned to be used a as part of a thank you to the funders for this grant.
• Attendance at one grant committee meetings to select next recipients ; can be electronic if needed.
• As part of the committee, make three post-trip presentations about trip/destination. (Dates/locations will be determined by committee and recipient; these could include United Way, troops, service units, etc.)
• Participate in any GSUSA/GSCSA post-trip evaluations.

Posted in Council News, Just for Teens

You’re invited to the 2014 Girl Scout Convention!

Join fellow Girl Scouts of all ages at our 2014 Girl Scout Convention in spectacular Salt Lake City, Utah! This exhilarating event is October 16–19 and, for the first time ever, you can register directly for the convention!

Visiting girls and adults will observe the proceedings at the National Council Session, have fun in the Hall of Experiences, and participate at the Learning Pauses and Conversation Cafés. There’s plenty at convention to engage and enlighten everyone

All members and alumnae are welcome to attend the convention, even if you aren’t part of the council’s official delegation.

And we have great news: if you register now, you’ll guarantee your spot and save $70 on the four-day alumna package.

REGISTER AS AN ALUMNA!

The alumna package gives you access to lively conversations, inspiring speakers, and all of the great things that the Hall of Experiences will showcase, especially the Alumnae Welcome area where you can meet up with old and new friends while you relax and have some fun. We’ll be hosting special meetings of the Green Hats, Trefoil Guilds, and RoundUppers here as well!

You’ll also be invited to our amazing Alumnae Networking Reception (Thursday, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.) and, if you’re between ages 18 and 30, you can enjoy our special Young Alumnae Reception (Friday, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.). Plus, you’ll be able to register for our learning workshops and special theme dinners to make the convention educational as well as fun!

 
Register today so you don’t miss out on the ultimate girls’ weekend—a chance to celebrate and advocate on behalf of girls and renew Girl Scout friendships and make new ones! Our national convention happens only once every three years, so invite your friends, come join us, and let’s convention!

 

Posted in Council News, Opportunities

Volunteer Award Winners 2014

Each spring, the council honors outstanding volunteers. These volunteers are nominated by others and approved by the council. These will be presented throughout May. Here are the winners to date. (Check this page for updates.)

See photos on our facebook page.

Volunteer of Excellence

The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the national program portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of GSCSA’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Honorees:

Lisa Hendrickson
Service Unit 210

April Kennedy
Service Unit 270

Meg Rice
Service Unit 630

Dallas Ratliff
Service Unit 630

Elizabeth Blakely
Service Unit 630

Jenny Southerland
Service Unit 630

Stacy Jack
Service Unit 605

Tori Duncan
Service Unit 608

Rhonda Morales
Service Unite 230

Aleshia Wensell
Service Unit 206

Kristen Tobler
Service Unit 206

Angela (Anjie) McEahern
Service Unit 206
Angela Long
Service Unit 630

 

 

 

 

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measureable impact on one geographic area of service, helps reaches and surpasses the service delivery goals of the area. Honorees:

Jaquie Stiver
Service Unit 210

Jennifer Cowan
Service Unit 210

Mandy Lewis
Service Unit 210

Barbara Hatcher
Service Unit 210

Carla Gunderson
Service Unit 210

Roni Gray
Service Unit 608

 

 

 

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its service delivery goals. Honoree:

Jennifer Spirko
Service Unit 210

 

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement. Honorees:

Patty Cook
Service Unit 206

Gail Yook
Service Unit 270

Jerry  (Jeralyn) Luckmann
Service Unit 206

President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals. Honoree:

Little River Service Unit

Trefoil Award

The Trefoil Award may be awarded to an individual or organization that has provided partnerships or sponsorships to allow exceptional service to the council’s jurisdiction allowing the council to reach its service delivery goals.

Richard L. Williams, Jr. LDA Shady Grove UMC Pastor Joseph Warren Manis, Sr

Bethel Presbyterian Church

Jimmy Goodman

 

 

The Heritage Award

The Heritage Award was established to recognize the “be prepared” work of a Girl Scout volunteer, Edith Lynn. To receive this award would be an honor for the Girl Scout volunteer who takes the knowledge of the history in Girl Scouting and incorporates the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience while continuing to serve the organization.

Jan Blackburn
Service Unit 230

Brenda Eagle
Service Unit 230

Diversity Award

Stephanie Smith
Service Unit 630

Posted in Council News

Help Girl Scouts recovering from tornadoes

Immediately following the tornadoes that touched down in Tupelo, MS, Girl Scouts began seeking ways to help their fellow troops.  In response to those seeking ways to help, Girl Scouts Heart of the South has launched a disaster relief program for troops to support Girl Scouts within our own council as well as other councils affected by the recent tornadoes.  The program offers ideas for support so troops who would like to help can do so with Girl Scout items or personal items.

Click here for details.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is extremely grateful to those who have shown concern and offered assistance to its girls, families and communities.

 

Posted in Council News

Cookies & Cocktails Knoxville 2014

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians invites the public to enjoy
Cookies & Cocktails 2014.

At the conclusion of this year’s Girl Scout Cookie selling season, chefs from Knoxville area restaurants and bakeries will compete for the Cookie Crown. The Challenge? Create an appetizer or dessert taste sampling using Girl Scout Cookies as an ingredient. Enjoy live music from The Northshore Band and learn about the benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program in a fun, festive environment.

WATE-TV news anchor Lori Tucker will be the master of ceremonies. Celebrity judges will include Kim Hansard from the Mark and Kim Morning Show on Star 102.1, Roberta Martin, wife of University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin, and Christi W. Branscom, COO and deputy to Mayor Rogero.

Tickets are $50 per person (attendees must be at least 21 years old) and will soon be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts within our area and promote the Girl Scout Mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

April 11, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Standard
416 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville



These chefs have registered for the competition.


For questions about the event please contact Hallie Duncan at 1-800-474-1912 or hduncan@girlscoutcsa.org
or to become a sponsor, contact Bradi Sewell at 1-800-474-1912 or bsewell@girlscoutcsa.org.

Thank you to our Sponsors.

Evening Host:
Mary Beth West Communications

Host Committee:
NAI Knoxville
Allison Burchett
Congressman and Mrs. John J. Duncan, Jr.
Steve and Sandy Richards
Cecilia Petersen
Ashley Thomas
Janice Greer
Jennifer Knight
Kurt and Booth Kammann
Dave and Nancy Johnson
Menefee & Brown, P.C
Linda Shreve Davidson

In-Kind Sponsors:
All Occasions Party Rentals
The Standard
Bandit Lights

Posted in Council News, More to Explore | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Food pantry clients to get a Girl Scout cookie surprise

Knoxville, Tenn. (June 27, 2013): The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ cookie sale ended with thousands of boxes to spare. Almost 10,000 unsold boxes have been donated to food banks across the region. This large-scale donation was made possible thanks to Pilot Flying J’s support of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

“We appreciate Pilot Flying J’s support so much,” said Booth Kammann, GSCSA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Pilot Flying J covered the cost of the unsold boxes on behalf of the Girl Scouts in order to make the donation a win-win for the organization and the food bank recipients.”

A donation of 5,100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies was delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee warehouse in Maryville, Tenn., on July 27. Pictured from left to right: Pilot Flying J Communications Manager Anne LeZotte; Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Elaine Streno; and Suzette Lacy, CFO for the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachia.

Second Harvest of East Tennessee received 5,100 boxes, the Chattanooga Food Bank received 1,200 boxes, and Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee has received 1,850 boxes.

“Pilot Flying J is proud to support the Girl Scout Cookie Program in East Tennessee,”said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “This program teaches valuable skills and builds the confidence of young girls in our community, and it’s now making an even bigger impact by providing for those in need through area food banks. The Pilot Flying J family of employees applauds the Girl Scouts for making a difference in East Tennessee.”

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five key skills for life: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

 

About the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians…
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has almost 17,000 members and covers a jurisdiction stretching from Southwest Virginia, through all of East Tennessee, and into North Georgia. The Girl Scout Mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

###

 

 

Posted in Council News

Top Cookie Sellers 2013

Boxes Sold County Service Unit Troop
Emily Williams 3304 Sullivan, TN Holston River 00183
Kylee Stanton 3113 Hamblen Hamblen 21024
Arissa Carroll 3065 Campbell Campbell 20453
Alexis Musick 3020 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Kameron Hanshaw 2530 Knox Emory Valley 20769
Stephanie Graf 2500 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Ashleigh Harmon 2500 Knox Dogwood 20842
Cassie Galant 2102 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20772
Greenlee Best 2003 Monroe Monroe 20272
Halea Wooten 2000 Catoosa, GA Lakoah 40552
Melanie Colson 2000 Rhea Hiwassee 40900
Kori Rhyne 1628 Blount Little River 20325
McKinzie Davis 1613 Knox Emory Valley 21087
Carmen Solt 1576 Blount Little River 20817
Abigayle Chapman 1576 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20063
Grae Klein 1525 Knox Emory Valley 21087
Amelia Duer 1502 Greene Andrew Johnson 00214
Machenzie Robinson 1500 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Sarah Bryant 1500 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Gabrielle Saidak 1500 Knox Beaver Creek 20100
Cloe Carnes 1500 Catoosa, GA Lakoah 40552
Heather Trimblay 1500 Meigs / McMinn Cherokee 41532
Amber Stanton 1500 Rhea Hiwassee 40035
Elisabeth Wudtke 1500 Washington, TN Woodland Oaks 00060
Erin Clagg 1500 Washington, TN Woodland Oaks 00060
Mycah Boykin 1404 Hamilton Seminole 40276
Kylee Watts 1385 Sullivan, TN Holston River 00273
Karly Kammann 1341 Knox Beaver Creek 20085
Tiffany Washington 1320 Hamilton Seminole 40182
Jaynae Wright 1316 Bradley / Polk Echota 40049
Martha Brashears 1299 Sullivan, TN Holston River 00273
Susannah Wilson 1274 Union Union 21086
Jasmine Rayfield 1266 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20772
Kathryn Charbonneau 1254 Blount Little River 21083
Adelyn Truett 1254 Knox Emory Valley 21087
Katherine Chamlee 1254 Walker, GA Mtn Shadows 40817
Kathryn Parks 1253 Hamilton Seminole 41008
Daytona Ware 1253 Walker, GA Mtn Shadows 40972
Taylor Riecken 1253 Washington, TN Woodland Oaks 00018
Shelby Wilkerson 1251 Knox Beaver Creek 20019
Makayla Taggart 1250 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Caidence Standefer 1250 Grundy / Marion, TN Betsy Pack 41526
Rheanna Reese 1250 Rhea Hiwassee 40240
Lizzie Scroggins 1250 Rhea Hiwassee 40900
Myrandia Lynch 1250 Rhea Hiwassee 40900
Brianna Shaw 1250 Washington, TN Woodland Oaks 00060
Brianne Whited 1250 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Kellie Wallace 1250 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Shianne Whited 1250 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Molly Daniels 1202 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20659
Ariah Mayotte 1105 Knox Beaver Creek 28071
Jordan Ewell 1104 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20648
Jacqueline Byers 1089 Sullivan, TN Holston River 00263
Ashton Higareda 1080 Sevier Smoky Shadows 28011
Autumn Reynolds 1080 Hamilton Seminole 40182
Skylar Oaks 1077 Greene Andrew Johnson 20215
Sarah Norrod 1061 Hamblen Hamblen 20639
Makayla Ervin 1056 Hamilton Seminole 40182
Olivia Koontz 1055 Hamilton O-Ten-Talla 40503
Catelyn Collins 1052 Meigs / McMinn Cherokee 41532
Abigayle Wright 1046 Rhea Hiwassee 40035
Jasmine Bradburn 1038 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20772
Isabella Gates 1037 Washington, TN Woodland Oaks 10608
Tigerlily Collier 1035 Knox Emory Valley 20813
Lacy Horton 1035 Walker, GA Mtn Shadows 40972
Alexus Vanover 1032 Claiborne Cumberland Gap 20570
Rachael Baumgardner 1020 Blount Little River 20894
Lauren Williams 1020 Union Union 21118
Chloe Ramsey 1010 Cocke Cocke 20711
Haley Hill 1010 Knox Emory Valley 21087
Elizabeth Frank 1004 Sevier Smoky Shadows 20772
Ryleigh Crowder 1004 Smyth, VA Three Rivers 00319
Hannah Hudson 1003 Knox Beaver Creek 20100
Hannah Robinson 1003 Dickenson/Wise, VA Coalfield Pride 00440
Cheyenne Delph 1001 Claiborne Cumberland Gap 20570
Penelope Stout 1001 Claiborne Cumberland Gap 20570
Audrey Quagliato 1001 Cocke Cocke 00326
Elizabeth Eldridge 1001 Knox Beaver Creek 20019
Alexis Phillips 1000 Anderson Clinch River 20850
Audeya Burkhardt-Hundley 1000 Anderson Oak Ridge 20022
Kailynn Burkhart-Hundley 1000 Anderson Oak Ridge 20022
Leighlona Bell 1000 Anderson Oak Ridge 20022
Lilie Carroll 1000 Anderson Oak Ridge 20022
Alyssa Matlach 1000 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Hannah Osborn 1000 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Laura Hawkins 1000 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Sarah Hawkins 1000 Jefferson Between the Lakes 20072
Riley Eldridge 1000 Knox Beaver Creek 20024
Isabella Fricks 1000 Loudon Loudon 20654
Kaitlyn Daniels 1000 Sevier Seymour 20409
Nayana Howard 1000 Union Union 21086
Nylavia Howard 1000 Union Union 21086
Atiana Lewis 1000 Hamilton Seneca 40133
Kaylee-Ann Wright 1000 Hamilton Seneca 40506
R’Mani Blackwell 1000 Hamilton Seneca 40506
Ariel Watts 1000 Catoosa, GA Lakoah 40127
Meagan Kinsey 1000 Catoosa, GA Lakoah 40148
Allana Ducker 1000 Catoosa, GA Lakoah 40552
Jiana Weathersby 1000 Meigs / McMinn Cherokee 40116
Emily Boles 1000 Meigs / McMinn Cherokee 40948
Samantha Carroll 1000 Walker, GA Mtn Shadows 40817
Abigail Jack 1000 Carter Betsy Bear 00056
Bethany Weir 1000 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Courtney Phillips 1000 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Hannah Spears 1000 Russell, VA Southern Bells 00472
Posted in Council News

2013 Silver Award Girl Scouts

Girls in grades 6-8 are eligible to earn Girl Scouts’ second highest honor: the Silver Award. This award acknowledges achievements in leadership through sustainable community-based projects. Girls must invest at least 50 hours to earn Silver.

Congratulations to the 2013 Silver Award Recipients:

Shanda Albright, Rockwood, TN

Ryleigh Clukey, Chilhowie, VA

Olivia LaFollette, Maryville

Rebecca Richter, Knoxville

Brianna Alred, Rockwood, TN

Shelby Daniels, Rockwood, TN

Johannah Landenberger, Pikeville, TN

Madison Riggs, Sevierville

Hannah Archer, Signal Mountain TN

Bryce Dawson, Spring City, TN

Jenna Laughlin, Maryville

Gabrielle Saidak, Knoxville

Emily Arthur, Rockwood, TN

Lea Dougherty, Kingsport

Rachel Lilly, Johnson City

Emily Schram, Chilhowie, VA

Mckenzie Ayers, Knoxville, TN

Julia Duckworth, Sevierville

Crystal Marler, Evensville, TN

Haylie Shannon, Pikeville, TN

Morgan Beeching, Signal Mountain, TN

Mckayla Floyd, Sevierville

Ella Martin, Signal Mountain, TN

Melody Simmons, Oak Ridge

Aileen Bell, Signal Mountain, TN

Brittany Foust, Knoxville

Emily Mayfield, Knoxville

Caroline Sims, Maryville

Kristen Bennett, Johnson City

Sydney Gabrielson, Knoxville

Hanna Mcclain, Knoxville

Erin Smith, Maryville

Kiana Bernard, Spring City, TN

Bethany Garland, Johnson City

Savannah McDonald, Lenoir City, TN

Haley Smith, Powell, TN

Emily Bihl, Maryville

Jessica Gaus, Oak Ridge

Megan Mcneil, Knoxville

Elizabeth Sonner, Maryville

Karlee Blaylock, Pikeville, TN

Hannah Gorga, Maryville

Leah Milam, Maryville

Sarah Swafford, Rockwood, TN

Megan Bolton, Johnson City

Cian Greer, Knoxville

Hannah Morgan, Maryville

Emily Swearington, Sevierville

Catherine Bowman, Pikeville, TN

Allison Hardeman, Ringgold, GA

Alison Morris, Maryville

Hannah Tittle, Jonesborough, TN

Taylor Boyer, Knoxville

Bonnie Haynes, Pikeville, TN

Emily Nuttall, Knoxville

Kestrel Troutman, Sevierville

Makenna Brock, Pikeville, TN

Elinor Heenie, Maryville

Hannah Payne, Rockwood, TN

Donna Walker, Chilhowie, VA

Niamh Cahill, Hixon, TN

Megan Hill, Chattanooga

Jacara Pendergrass, Chattanooga

Courtney Wells, Maryville

Madison Cameron, Knoxville

Dakota Howley, Maryville

Nancy Pont Briant, Oak Ridge

Mason Williams, Johnson City

Lauren Campbell, Abingdon

Michaela Howser, Pikeville, TN

Stella Powell, Oak Ridge

Natalie Wood, Oak Ridge

Allison Campbell, Knoxville

Melea Howser, Pikeville, TN

Abigail Prosise, Knoxville

Danielle Wooten, Oak Ridge

Brenna Cannon, Chilhowie, VA

Hannah Hudson, Knoxville

Juliana Pulsinelli

Madison Cannon, Chilhowie, VA

Joy Human, Knoxville

Vidalia Ratliff, Kingsport

Brooklyn Cannon, Chilhowie, VA

Hallie Jemley, Maryville

MaryAnn Reddy, Knoxville

Jessica Cline, Knoxville

Jessica Keener, Pikeville, TN

Kaylie Richard, Kingsport

Posted in Council News

Volunteer Award Winners 2013

Each spring, the council honors outstanding volunteers. These volunteers are nominated by others and approved by the council. Meet the 2013 winners.

Volunteer of Excellence

The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the national program portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of GSCSA’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Honorees:

Stacy Barton
Holston River Area 2

Michelle Conley
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Julianne Hale
Echota Area 7

Crystal Price
Loudon Area 6

Cory Stump
Hiwassee Area 7

Shannon Bourn
Chataugua Area 8

Christina Crouse
Cherokee Area 7

Cynthia Higareda
Smoky Shadows Area 6

Sherry Price
Holston River Area 2

Rosa Thomas
West Knox Area 5

Michelle Brashears
Holston River Area 2

Kristy Davenport
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Jessica Hoover
Area 5

Tasha Privette
Woodland Oaks 2

Tracy Trovillo
West Knox Area 5

Paula Broughton
Holston River Area 2

Karen Deitering-Wilson
Cocke Co Area 3

Monica Johnson
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Kim Rackel
O-Ten-Talla Area 8

Jane Tyner
West Knox Area 5

Laura Brown
O-Ten-Talla Area 8

Deborah Dickerson
West Knox Area 5

Yvonne Joseph
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Townsend Range
Oak Ridge Area 4

Kathy Wise
West Knox Area 5

Jennifer Clagg
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Leanne Engle
Chataugua Area 8

Jessica Lamb
Echota Area 7

Karen Riegelman
Latoah Area 9 GA

Rebecca Zinnanti
Woodland Oaks Area 2

David Colvard
Loudon Area 6

Elizabeth Fricks-Stafford
Loudon Area 6

Leah McDonough
Area 8

Carey Skeens
Holston River Area 2

Sherri Colvard
Loudon Area 6

Tammy Fugatt
West Knox Area 5

Kathryn Mitchell
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Dale Stanton
Hiwassee Area 7

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measureable impact on one geographic area of service, helps reaches and surpasses the service delivery goals of the area. Honorees:

Joan Burdette
Beaver Creek Area 5

Kristi Ibert
Southern Belles Area 1

Giannine Morris
Dogwood Area 5

Tricia Saylor
West Knox Area 5

Kay Zimmerman
West Knox Area 5

Britt Charron
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Paula Irwin
Seminole Area 8

JoLee Range
Oak Ridge Area 4

Sheila Spates
West Knox Area 5

Peggy Eagle
Chataugua Area 8

Brandi Lester
Virginia Highlands Area 1

Dallas Ratliff
Holston River Area 2

Donna Stanton
Hiwassee Area 7

Shannon Hager
Cherokee Area 7

Jennifer McDaniel
Oak Ridge Area 4

Kathye Richardson
Echota Area 7

Heather Watts
Holston River Area 2

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its service delivery goals. Honorees:

Jeri Engle
Council Staff Member

Dr. Gayle Hawkins- Hughes
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Alishea Hixson
Hamilton Co Area 8

Rebecca Lovell
Cocke Co Area 3
 
 

Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the service delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement. Honorees:

Liz Blakely
Holston River Area 2

Nancy Bowen
Board Member

Pam Moore
Woodland Oaks Area 2
 

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement. Honoree:

Janice Greer
Board Chair, Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
 
 

President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals. Honoree:

Seneca Service Unit
Area 8

Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award is presented to honor an adult member of Girl Scouts when she/he has performed an exceptional and heroic deed. This is comparable to the Meritorious Service Award that can be given to a girl member for similar actions. Honoree:

Colin Jordan
O-Ten-Talla Area 8

Trefoil Award

The Trefoil Award may be awarded to an individual or organization that has provided partnerships or sponsorships to allow exceptional service to the council’s jurisdiction allowing the council to reach its service delivery goals. Honorees:

Armed Forces Reserve Center
Holston River Area 2

Englewood City Hall
Cherokee Area 7

Fred Hilton, Bays Mountain State Park
Holston River Area 2

Signal Crest United Methodist Church
O – Ten -Talla Area 8

Bachman Community Center
Board of Directors
Area 8

ETSU Athletic Department
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Kappa Delta Sorority (ETSU)

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club
Holston River Area 2

Bethel Presbyterian Church
Holston River Area 2

ETSU Natural History Museum
Gray Fossil Site
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Dr. Bonnie Ownley
University of Tennessee
Area 5

Woodland Hill Christian Church
Virginia Highlands Area 1

Blue Ridge Properties
Holston River Area 2

First Broad Street United Methodist Church
Holston River Area 2

Saint Dominic Catholic Church
Holston River Area 2

Knoxville Zoo
Area 5

Boyton Baptist Church
Lakoah Area 9 GA

First United Methodist Church
Oak Ridge Area 4

Sequatchie Valley Electric
Co-op
Pikeville Office
Mtn. Laurel Area 9 TN

Oak Ridge Children’s Museum
100th Anniversary Committee
Betsy Abernathy, Area 4
Sherrie Carris, Area 4
Margaret Allard, Area 4
Jerralyn Luckmann, Area 4
Janis Reedy, Area 4
Nan Schugart, Area 4
Jackie Shipwash, Area 4
Janet Swift, Area 4
Gail Yook, Area 4

Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department
Area 8

Hands On! Regional Museum
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity (ETSU)
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Eastman Chemical Company
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Dr. Gary D. Henson, ETSU
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity (ETSU)
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Courage, Confidence, and Character Award

This award is presented for significant contributions to the success through volunteer service and leadership in a community project, for demonstrating quality of leadership through service to multiple service units, multiple troops, or girl activities at the service unit or council level. This award has been created to carry on the tradition of the Oneida Bass Award. Oneida Bass is known for working diligently to bringing more opportunities for the girls. The criterion stands for this award as a great reminder of how Girl Scouting provides an opportunity to work as a team and make it happen. Honoree:

Sandy Coulter
Loudon Area 6
 

The Heritage Award

The Heritage Award was established to recognize the “be prepared” work of a Girl Scout volunteer, Edith Lynn. To receive this award would be an honor for the Girl Scout volunteer who takes the knowledge of the history in Girl Scouting and incorporates the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience while continuing to serve the organization. Honorees:

Rebecca Henderson
Woodland Oaks Area 2

Joanne Overstreet
Smoky Shadows Area 6

Posted in Council News

2013 Gold Award Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is proud to honor girls who have earned our organization’s highest national honor: the Gold Award. High school-age girls are eligible to earn this award by showing outstanding leadership. Through an 80-hour (or more) service project, a girl addresses the root cause of an issue she is passionate about and creates a sustainable project for change.

Congratulations to the 2013 Gold Award Recipients:

Emma Bird, Signal Mountain

Alexandra Christopoulos, Knoxville

Mary Cortese, Knoxville

Ashley Dean, Jonesville

Mary Dew, Knoxville

Courtney Gale, Maryville

Kristen Halstead, Knoxville

Megan Haynes, New Market

Hannah Hodges, Knoxville

Mamie Jenkins, Norton

Rachel Leath, Chattanooga

Priyam Madhukar, Knoxville

Cecilia McKinley, Knoxville

Danna Sawin, Rockwood

Jessica Shadden, Rockwood

Alicia Smith, Knoxville

Christina Spitler, Maryville

Emily Sproul, Knoxville

Natasha Swafford, Rockwood

Jessica Tarr, Dandridge

Helen Wilds, Knoxville

Posted in Council News