Monday, September 21, 2015

Lynette Melton-Wolfe Named GSSI's Pearl of the Month for September


GSSI is pleased to announce Lynette Melton-Wolfe of Granite City is the September Pearl of the Month.

 The Pearl of the Month Award recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer who has delivered service beyond expectations and helped to ensure that 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.

Lynette planned and carried out the first ever twilight Day Camp for Service Unit 102 this year. It was attended by 70 campers and 11 PA/CITs. The girls learned cake decorating, kitchen chemistry and dinner party basics as well as games including life-size Candyland and Cracker Jack Jenga. Lynette was careful to plan activities that tied to badges and she even created a book for each camper including pictures so they would have a keepsake. The week ended with an overnight of 25 girls. She also recruited volunteers to help, made a patch, and stayed for cleanup! The real measure of success was the hugs she received from girls and both girls and adults asking to come back next year.