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Iredell County Volunteer Receives 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.

Cathy Watling of Mooresville was recently honored during the annual adult awards ceremony as part of the 2017 GSCP2P Annual Meeting in Statesville. Watling 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.

Watling serves as a Service Unit Cookie Specialist. Her organizational skills have led to the service unit having an extremely well-run cookie program. She provides cookie training to more than 60 cookie parents, providing the most up-to-date information to them via e-mail and phone calls. Her commitment to her position as Cookie Specialist has supported the service unit in increasing its cookie sales every year.

“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.