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Girl Scout Staff Member Receives Award- Buncombe County


Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership organization for girls, and every year, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) honors those exceptional volunteers and staff who have gone above and beyond- in time, skills and responsibilities- to deliver the Girl Scout program throughout 40 counties in central and western North Carolina.

Bess Newton of Black Mountain was recently honored during the annual adult awards ceremony as part of the 2017 GSCP2P Annual Meeting in Statesville. Newton received the Honor Award, which recognizes a registered Girl Scout adult who has delivered outstanding service and contributes to the achievement of the council’s goals in two or more geographic areas.

Newton is an outstanding employee of GSCP2P. She has made a significant contribution to Girl Scouting in the western counties of the council by making sure that volunteers and girls, in both rural and urban communities, are positively served, offering unique approaches to traditional membership services. Over the last two years, her team experienced significant turnover due to the challenges of the position. When left with an incomplete staff, she took on much of that burden herself. Through her previous role in resource development, Bess continues to build financial partnerships in western North Carolina to ensure the council has a stronger financial footing. Bess is a true role model for Girl Scout volunteers and girls. She is dedicated to the mission of Girl Scouting and collaborates effectively with volunteers and community partners.

“Our staff plays a big role in building girls of courage, confidence and character throughout our council footprint,” said GSCP2P CEO Lane Cook. “The passion for our mission and the heart they bring to the organization and our girls is inspiring.”