The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council (serving 24 counties in New York and two in Northern Pennsylvania) is recognizing its more than 6,000 adult volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Month in April. The council is posting online recognition of hundreds of special award recipients via its social media channels in lieu of annual recognition dinner events which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our adult volunteers are the lifeblood of Girl Scouts,” says Christina Verratti, Director of Membership Support. “They are out in the community delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to our girls and that is why it’s so very important to recognize them. They are the ones directly making an impact in girls’ lives. We never can thank them enough for all that they do.”

The following volunteers are from our listening area and were presented with special virtual recognitions and will be honored in person at a later date, when it is safe to do so:

Numeral Guard Pin: Recognizes the total number of years registered as a Girl Scout member; including both girl and adult years

5 Years

Carrie Fishner, Delhi, NY

Michelle Murray, Delhi, NY

10 Years

Laura Mills, Delhi

15 Years

Kathleen Coopersmith, Delhi, NY

Susan Kenefick, Delhi, NY

Jennifer McGonigal, Delhi, NY

Rose Piurowski, Delhi, NY

60 Years

Betty Mayne, Sherburne, NY

Volunteer Years of Service Award Pin: Recognizes an adult member for years of active volunteer service at 5-year intervals

10 Years

Kellie Renwick, Unadilla, NY

25 Years
Julia Ward, Delhi, NY

Rising Star Award: Recognizes a first- or second-year leader who has hit the ground running and made an immediate impact on Girl Scouts

Stacey Sinstack, Oneonta, NY
Elaine Tsukayama, Oneonta, NY
MaryKate Tuohy, Oneonta, NY

Spirit Award: Recognizes a volunteer who supports the Girl Scout Movement by diligently working behind the scenes

Jolene Thompson, Oneonta, NY

Good Guy Award: Recognizes a male volunteer who has given extraordinary or uncommon service in his community or in the council

Mark Pauline, Davenport, NY

Volunteer of Excellence Award: Recognizes outstanding service providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls or supporting building girls of courage, confidence and courage who make the world a better place

Jamie Bliss, Milford, NY
Joanne Bliss, Milford, NY
Lisa McGregor, Davenport, NY
Rose Piurowski, Delhi, NY

Appreciation Pin: Recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service to one service unit or geographic area

Josephine Hendrich, Laurens, NY
Beth Musk, Norwich, NY

Honor Pin: Recognizes a volunteer for outstanding service to two or more service units or geographic areas

Ruth Serafin, Oneonta, NY

Trefoil Award: Recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer team (three or more) that works together to accomplish amazing goals

Service Unit 330, Unadilla Valley (NY)
Alisha Price, Holly Peterson, Sheena Reny, Suzanne Roche, Amy Huggins, Adrienne Palmatier, Kelly Anderson