Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

July 2, 2013

Girl Scouts celebrate successes


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Registered girl members and adult volunteers of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana’s Service Unit 775 troops, which serve a portion of Franklin and Ripley counties, celebrated another fun-filled year of Girl Scouting with their families at Liberty Park Saturday, June 2.

This first annual Girl Scout picnic featured a flag ceremony, games, lunch and recognition of those adults who received awards from both the council and local service unit.

Barb Gunselman, former service unit manager, received the Appreciation Pin from the council. Karen Addison received thank-you gifts for having served several years as service unit cookie chairman.

Seven girls from Troop 83181 bridged to Junior Girl Scouts, and one scout from Troop 81150 bridged to the Ambassador Girl Scout level.

The Bronze Award was earned by members of Junior Troop 81148 for their Mother’s Helpers Project. Leah Chambers, Errilee Crowell, Whitney Drew, Marisa Fullenkamp, Hayley Laker, Kodi Pati, Shelbie Thompson and Elise Utterback were given their award at the 2013 Girls of Distinction Celebration.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana serves more than 40,000 girls in 45 counties across central Indiana. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls with more than 3 million girl and adult members.

Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the U.S. and its territories. It also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. Those wishing to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts can visit girlscoutsindiana.org.