GSSI is pleased to announce Shelly Lemons of Lebanon is the June 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.
Shelly became a co-leader this year after previously serving as an active parent volunteer. In her first year she has stepped up to take trainings, became the Troop Cookie Manager, attends monthly meetings, and helped with the Thinking Day event. She makes sure activities are girl-led which keeps the girls excited and interested in the troop and helps to draw in new girls. She gets her entire family involved in events and is always willing to help plan, set-up, run, and clean-up! Shelly is a positive person and a great influence on the young ladies in her troop and the whole Service Unit.