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Bancroft Volunteer Recognized by GSBDC

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council Board of Directors chair Kat Simmons, left, Franklin volunteer Debi McCoy, center, and CEO Beth Casey, right, pose for a photo at the GSBDC Annual Meeting on April 13 in Charleston.

Bancroft Girl Scouts troop leader Debi McCoy was recently recognized for her service to Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.
McCoy was nominated by her peers and honored as a recipient of the Thanks Badge II at the GSBDC Annual Meeting on April 13 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston.

The Thanks Badge II honors previous Thanks Badge award recipients who have continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefiting the entire Girl Scout Movement. Volunteers must be a registered Girl Scout adult and continue to have a role in contributing to the goals of the council in the areas of Program, Membership, Fund Development, and Volunteer Support.

“This volunteer has always been willing to help the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council because of her love for Girl Scouts, but more specifically, our girls,” GSBDC Board of Directors member Pam Harvit said during the ceremony. “She was instrumental in the planning, orchestrating, and delivery of ornaments for the 2023 U.S. Capital Christmas Tree Project, collecting and donated tons of materials for the recycled, upcycled, hand-made ornaments. She held ornament making parties in multiple areas of our council, designing templates and instructing girls in techniques which encouraged their creativity. Her time as a Lifetime Member has led her to assist council staff with delivering Girl Scout programming to outreach troops at two local Boys & Girls Clubs, which included mentoring their staff to eventually assume leadership. The girls loved her enthusiasm and were excited for each of their meetings. She teaches and guides girls in both traditional and outreach troops and impacts them individually through one-on-one interaction and as a positive role model. She helps achieve Service Unit and Council goals by volunteering her time, talent, and resources. Her willingness to serve at any level – Troop, Service Unit, Council, and in the community has been integral to the success of Girl Scouts.”

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