Monday, April 11, 2016

Mary Lou McDermott Receives Heart of Gold Award from Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Mary Lou McDermott from Edwardsville received the Heart of Gold Award from Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI).

The Heart of Gold Award recognizes the long-term impact a volunteer has had on girls and adults in his or her community through involvement with Girl Scouting.  The service of this volunteer has been an integral part of maintaining and recruiting new girls and/or adults in one or more areas of the council.

"Mary Lou is the keeper of traditions, mentor to many and a trusted advisor," said Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Service Unit Manager Elizabeth Frisbie. "She continues to inspire us through her ongoing dedication, friendship and the wisdom about both life and Girl Scouts she imparts to us all."

Top volunteers were recognized during GSSI's Annual Meeting on April 9 at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  GSSI’s 4,500 Girl Scout volunteers play an instrumental role in providing leadership programming and opportunities for more than 13,000 girls in southern Illinois. The theme for this year’s Annual Meeting was Golden Jubilee, which celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award.

More news and photos from the day's events are coming soon!