GSSI is pleased to announce Sheila Jolly Scrivner of Bluford as the July 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 benefi t 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.
Sheila serves as Service Unit Manager as well as leading a troop. She is a great cheerleader for Girl Scouts in the community and attends all local events. She also attends council functions and meetings to make sure all leaders are informed. Following the 2014 GSSI Annual Meeting, Sheila challenged her Service Unit to earn the President’s Award and through her guidance they earned it in 2015. This year, she also organized a World Thinking Day event for the Service Unit with troops representing different countries through snacks and crafts. The event was completely free and a great learning experience for the girls. Sheila’s troop does a community service project every month. She always leads by example!