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Girl Scouts honor several local volunteers

Posted 5/17/23

The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council recently recognized the thousands of adult volunteers who give their time and dedication to Girl Scouting.

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Girl Scouts honor several local volunteers

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NEW HARTFORD — The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council recently recognized the thousands of adult volunteers who give their time and dedication to Girl Scouting in celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Month.

Each year, the council, girls, troops, families and community find special ways to thank their local volunteers throughout the month. Volunteers were also celebrated on April 22, Girl Scout Leader’s Day, a national recognition date to honor volunteers who work as troop leaders and mentor Girl Scouts.

“Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our council, our mission and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience,” says Christina Verratti, GSNYPENN vice president of membership support & product programs.

“We appreciate all they do to support our members and troops. They’re empowering, motivating and growing Girl Scouts who are making the world a better place in the process. ‘Thanks’ never seems like enough,” Verratti added.

Awards presented include:

President’s Award — Service Unit 260, Little Falls;

Ever-Green Award — Samantha Galliher, of Clinton; 

Appreciation Pin — Crystal Cornacchia, of Newport; Amie Craft, of Lyons Falls; Miriam Jacobs, of Oneida; Pia Nichols, of Little Falls; Holly Pelzer, of Little Falls; and Jessica Synenki, of Little Falls.

Volunteer of Excellence — Ramon Colon IV, of Remsen; Jennifer Parmon, of Herkimer; Chrystal Peplinski, of New Hartford; and Stephanie Taylor, of New Hartford.

Spirit Award — Nancy Anton, of Ilion; Christine Falvo, of Rome; and Amy Mahardy, of New Hartford.

Rising Star Award — Lara Hodge, of Little Falls; and Sarah Ward, of Herkimer.

Volunteer Years of Service Award Pin — Becky Ferlo, of Rome, 30 years; Alexandria Ferlo, of Rome; and Laura Sharp, of Rome, 25 years; Anna Chamberlin, of Hamilton, 20 years; Elizabeth Chrisman, of Little Falls; Samantha Galliher, of Clinton; Megan Stewart, of Chittenango; and Jennifer Tayler, of Mohawk, 10 years; Erin Bennett, of Hamilton; Amanda Brandt, of Little Falls; Elizabeth Johnson, of Utica; Holly Pelzer, of Little Falls; Jessica Roe, of Rome; Melissa Schafer, of Sauquoit, and Kelly Webster, of Holland Patent, 5 years.

Membership Numeral Guard — BJ Reynolds, of Remsen, 40 years; Christine Falvo, of Rome, 20 years; and Theresa Falvo, of Rome, 15 years.

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