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Watauga 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.

Amber Mellon of Boone was recently honored during the annual adult awards ceremony as part of the 2017 GSCP2P Annual Meeting in Statesville. Mellon 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.

Mellon is a troop leader, communications specialist and adult recognition specialist for Region 6 and has served on the task force. She assists the membership staff and service unit with recruitment events and is always promoting the cookie program and other activities in the community. By developing connections with local news publications and radio and television stations, she has increased the visibility of Girl Scouts in her area. She also developed a systematic process for encouraging volunteers and parents to nominate leaders for service unit and council awards, and has increased Region 6 council awards by 76 percent.

“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.