Local citizens honored by Girl Scouts

Local citizens honored by Girl Scouts Over 150 members of the Sioux Trails Girl Scout Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of Sioux Trails Girl Scout Council gathered on Monday, April 25, at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, NE for their annual meeting and volunteer recognition banquet.

Election and installation of new members to the board of directors and the nominating committee as well as a report of the council's yearly progress took place during the business meeting.

Connie Nelson, Vermillion, was elected as a member at large of the board. She will join Mary Edelen, third vice president from Vermillion, and other board officers.

Following the annual meeting, the annual recognition banquet was held. Edelen served as the master of ceremonies. The highest award in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award, was presented to Bethany Peter of Troop #174 of Elk Point.

Numerous volunteers were recognized for their accomplishments and dedication to Girl Scouting. Nikki Stammer, Vermillion, received an outstanding leader award, and Carolyn Lenards Jensen, also of Vermillion, was honored as an outstanding volunteer.

The Appreciation Pin recognizes achievement above and beyond the position held within one neighborhood of the council. Recipients of the Appreciation Pin included Nancy Noiva of Vermillion.

The President's Award recognizes the efforts of a geographic area of the council in moving its assigned area toward the council's goals and objectives. This year, Kim McCormick, executive director, presented this award to the neighborhoods of Hawarden, Hinton, and SoHoDa (South Sioux City).

Girl Scouts is the world's pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls � all girls � where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives � like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Learn more by visiting the Web site at www.siouxtrailsgirlscouts.org.

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