Girl Scout Leaders Receive Recognition
Brenda Crosley and Lesley McDermott, co-leaders of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Troop 30363, based in Luzerne County, have been honored for their volunteer service with the Appreciation Pin and the Volunteer of Excellence. The GSHPA Volunteer Recognition Committee presents the Appreciation Pin, a nationally recognized award, to registered adult Girl Scouts who go above and beyond expectations for the positions held and exhibit exemplary service in delivering the Girl Scout experience. The committee presents the Volunteer of Excellence Award to volunteers in GSHPA who give exceptional service to a specific Girl Scout community – in this case, Luzerne County. Both Crosley and McDermott joined Girl Scouts as young girls and then started volunteering with the organization when their daughters got involved. They each served as leaders for their daughters’ troops, working together for four years conducting joint-troop activities before deciding to combine into one multi-level troop. This year, Crosley and McDermott have almost 30 girls, ranging from Daisies to Cadettes (kindergarten through eighth grade). Crosley and McDermott aim for at least one troop outing a month, apart from their troop’s weekly meetings. Girl Scout Troop 30363 co-leaders Brenda Crosley, left, and Lesley McDermott, right.