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Honoring Our Volunteers

The volunteers of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways do it all. Every year, our council honors volunteers who have been nominated by their peers for amazing service.  Check out all the past awardees below. To recognize a volunteer, visit the Volunteer Recognition page today!

Past Volunteer Award Recipients

2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015
2016 2017 2018
2019 2020 2021


Volunteers of the Month -
June 2021

This month, we’re giving a huge shout out and honoring some of our 2021 cookie season rock stars!

Amy Huggins – Chenango County
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Amy guided her 35 girls participating in the cookie program to sell more than 11,500 packages! The troop safely participated in weekly booths and reached their goals. Thank you, Amy, for never giving up!

Paula Brown – Madison County
This year, four area Service Units united into one. Paula worked as SU Cookie Coordinator and ensured everyone had all the cookies they needed to succeed as one team. Way to go, Paula!

Heather Ball – Tioga County
Kari Weir – Steuben County
As SU Cookie Coordinators, cupboard managers, depot managers and leaders to several troops, Heather and Kari’s volunteer-run cupboards went through many more cookies than anticipated. They helped troops with all their cookie needs (even at a moment’s notice) to ensure the girls had a successful program. You truly shine, Heather and Kari!

Beth DeWalt – Tompkins County
As SU Cookie Coordinator, cupboard manager and troop leader, Beth took on the new and unknown role of Grubhub Guru this cookie season. Her positive attitude and willingness to help did not go unnoticed. While running her area Grubhub, Beth also successfully ran a cupboard at the same location. You’re a multitasking maven, Beth!

2021 GSNYPENN Hall of Fame Inductee

Recognizes a lifetime commitment to the Girl Scout Movement within GSNYPENN; recipient has supported council in a variety of ways including supporting Girl Scouts in the community, volunteering in a variety of roles and through a financial gift

2021_Hall of Fame Inductee

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.