Bette Mayne - Sherburne, NY
Bette has been a Girl Scout for more than 60 years. As a girl member, she graduated high school having earned the Curved Bar (today’s Gold Award equivalent), the highest honor in Girl Scouting. An active Service Unit and troop volunteer of more than 50 years, her standout dedication to girls in the community shines through. She has offered a place for girls to matter, have value and experience a life beyond the walls of their family. She always ensures girls understand the significance of Girl Scouting, traditions and the role they play in those traditions. Bette is also a gift to her peer volunteers—mentoring, supporting and empowering women in the community to develop their personal leadership abilities. Bette creates an inclusive environment for volunteers, welcomes leaders even if they have no daughters involved in Girl Scouts, empowers women to take on lead roles and supports the family's role in Girl Scouting. The ripple effect of Bette's touch reaches far and wide across the GSNYPENN council.