Suwanee resident rewarded with Thanks Badge

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta have said thanks to Mary Trice.

The Suwanee resident received the highest award presented to adult Girl Scout volunteers - the Thanks Badge - at the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta's annual adult volunteer awards presentation April 26. The badge is given to individuals who have provided outstanding, consistent and long-term service that benefits the entire council or the Girl Scout movement.

Trice has served in numerous positions within the Girl Scouts organization over the past 20 years, including troop leader for 13 years, trainer for 10 and service unit director for four.

"Mary has worked tirelessly to assist candidates in completing the process to receive Girl Scouting's highest honors available to girls," said Helen Pearson, fellow Girl Scout volunteer. "Her attention to detail, organization skills and ability to effectively teach girls and adults to follow instruction and logically reason next steps has been crucial to the successful completion of the awards process for many girls over the past several years."

The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta also awarded three local women with Appreciation Pins during the awards presentation this past month. The pins are given to volunteers who provide continuous service over a period of time. Antonina Rosenmeyer of Suwanee has served as a troop leader and co-service unit director. Lilburn resident Randi Strumlauf has served as a service unit director, service unit delegate and national council delegate. Susan Wilson of Stone Mountain has served as a troop organizer and adviser for Girls Empowering Many, a program that empowers older girls to run their own troop meetings and plan outings with other Girl Scouts.