Honoring Our Volunteers

Past Volunteer Award Recipients

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

Marcia Oney of Chase Mills, N.Y.

A Girl Scout for 65 years, Marcia began her volunteer career with Thousand Islands Girl Scout legacy council and continues at GSNYPENN. For more than 50 years, she’s shared her time, energy, and skills as a dedicated and responsive volunteer with lasting impact. She’s served as a troop and Service Unit leader, board member, day camp and encampment director, new leader mentor, adult learning facilitator, council delegate and all-around leader. With her support, the North Country remains a close-knit Girl Scout community. Marcia and her peers formed North Star group several years ago and ensure Service Units in their region stay connected across many miles, helping leaders carry on Girl Scout traditions and introducing troops to new possibilities. Marcia recognizes the value of a strong volunteer team and appreciates all that her fellow volunteers do. She helps new leaders feel welcomed, seasoned volunteers feel valued and keeps a girl-led experience as the driving force.


Susan Swanson of Syracuse, N.Y.

Susan has been a Girl Scout for over 40 years and came to our council by way of Georgia. She has held a variety of roles across several councils and with Girl Scouts of the USA. She is currently active and lends her time, dedication and many talents to our Alum Relations and History & Archives committees. She has helped organize and contributed materials for alum gatherings and the curation of historical exhibits for council events. Susan is likely to be seen out and about sharing her love of all things Girl Scouts. At times, one may even spot her dressed in uniform circa 1912 presenting herself to council members at events as Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon Low. In those moments, Susan always imparts a very authentic, gracious, Georgia-style knowledge, passion, and love of all that is Girl Scouts. Everything Susan does begins with her belief in and for girls. Susan embodies the time-eternal spirit and mantra of Girl Scouting: girls first, girl-led.