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Catawba County Volunteers Receive Girl Scout Award


Volunteers are the heart of the Girl Scout organization and every year, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) honors those exceptional volunteers who have gone above and beyond- in time, skills and responsibilities.

Ray Card and Margaret Yount, both of Hickory, were recently honored during the annual adult awards ceremony as part of the 2017 GSCP2P Annual Meeting in Statesville.

Card received the Appreciation Award, which recognizes a registered adult Girl Scout who has delivered outstanding service and contributes to the achievement of the council’s goals in at least one service area.Card has volunteered for the Girl Scouts for the past five years. He took the Camp License courses so his troop could experience a camping trip. He also helps plan the Fall Camporee and volunteers during the Fall Product Program to help sort product for his service unit. He has also played a part in the planning and execution of the Father/ Daughter Dance and supports local council events in several ways.

Yount was the recipient of the Thanks Badge. This award is presented to individuals whose ongoing commitment, leadership and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission, delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout movement.Yount has served 55 years as a Girl Scout leader, and is now in her 52nd year of consecutive, continuous service as the leader of Girl Scout Troop 159. Margaret's commitment to this troop is the reason for its longevity and continued success. She has also served on many service team positions, as an AWESOME committee member and an adult learning facilitator. She also serves as a historian for Camp Ginger Cascades, one of the GSCP2P overnight camps located in Lenoir.

“Every volunteer helps create memorable and exceptional experiences for our girls,” said GSCP2P CEO Lane Cook. “Whether it’s leading a troop every week, exploring nature at camp, facilitating a LEGO robotics workshop or planning trips so girls can experience new things, our volunteers serve as positive role models every day.”

GSCP2P relies on volunteers to help deliver the Girl Scout program to girls throughout their 40 counties and would not be able to fulfill their mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character without them.