WEST LEBANON, N.H. -- Julie Ball of Vernon, Vt., received the Appreciation Pin at the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains on Nov. 3 at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon.
The Appreciation Pin is presented to individuals who have contributed to meeting one or more Council goals in membership growth and retention, fund development, or who have increased Community visibility in a geographic area.
Ball has served Girl Scouting in many roles over the years, from troop leader to leader of a Girl Scout community of troops, to staffer and trip director. Currently she’s a District Learning Coordinator, which means that she oversees and supports all of the trainers in her District.
She believes that properly trained volunteers are essential to Girl Scouting, so she actively trains with her team. "Whatever it takes, Julie makes trainings happen," one nomination said. Because of her efforts and dedication, many people she has never met and especially many girls have had wonderful experiences in Girl Scouting.
Six other volunteers from GSGWM, which serves all of New Hampshire and Vermont, were honored. Thirty-five girls received their Girl Scout Silver Award, and nine Girl Scouts received their Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn.
Girl Scouting is celebrating 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.