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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

At the first annual meeting for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, held on March 27 in Branson, Mo., two Cape Girardeau volunteers were honored for their contributions to the organization. Fellow volunteers nominated Lori Powderly and Gail Timpe to receive awards.

Powderly, who has been a Girl Scout troop leader at two schools for the past five years, was recognized with the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin for her positive mentorship of girls and her efforts to increase the visibility of Girl Scouting. Timpe, who also volunteers with two different Girl Scout troops, was awarded the Girl Scout Honor Pin. A lifetime member of Girl Scouts, she was applauded for her positive attitude and her extensive efforts in coordinating events for Girl Scouts in Cape Girardeau.

"We are very grateful for the continued support and contributions of volunteers like these women," says Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland CEO Jennifer M. Orban, "Girl Scouts could not exist without the time, energy and heart that they give to the girls." Powderly and Timpe could not attend the event, but will be presented with framed certificates and award pins at an upcoming volunteer meeting.

About the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Girl Scouting is about building strong leaders. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouting is the premier leadership development organization for girls ages 5-17 in America. With 3.7 million members worldwide, Girl Scouts has a strong history of encouraging girls to become strong, confident young women. The Girl Scout Leadership Development Experience encourages girls to engage not just in traditional activities and service projects, but also in the process of leadership. Through hands-on opportunities, girls learn-by-doing in cooperative group settings and empowering individual explorations. Girl Scouting helps girls discover a strong sense of self, connect with others in a changing world, and take action to help make the world a better place.

About Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland serves 20,000 girls in 68 counties, who are developing crucial life skills that help them grow courageous and strong so they can make wise choices in today's world and beyond. To volunteer your time, make a donation, or join Girl Scouts, call 877-312-4764 or visit us on the web at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.



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