Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Danielle Hurley from Hardin has been named GSSI’s November Pearl of the Month. GSSI’s Pearl of the Month Award recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer who has delivered service beyond expectations and helped to ensure that the approximately 14,000 Girl Scouts in southern Illinois benefit from a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Nominees must meet several criteria, including completion of all required training for his or her volunteer position as well as providing outstanding service to his or her Service Unit or the Council.
Danielle is a troop leader for 28 girls from Daisy through Junior Girl Scouts. Even though the girls are different levels, Danielle provides fun and challenging activities for each girl. In addition to working with her own troop, she coordinated a movie night at the community park to recruit more girls and planned a community food drive. Even while living in a rural area, she takes advantage of the opportunities around her and makes sure that each girl gets a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has opportunities they may not otherwise have.