Johnston County Volunteer Receives Girl Scouts of the USA Appreciation Pin

Anne Smith of Four Oaks has been recognized for her volunteer service by Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines at the council’s 10th Annual Meeting held earlier this month in Greenville, NC.

Smith was awarded the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Appreciation Pin, which recognizes an adult volunteer who has delivered outstanding service to at least one area or program delivery audience.

The recipients of this award have performed beyond expectations for their volunteer positions and have supported the council’s mission delivery goals in one or more of the following functional areas: membership, development and community cultivation, volunteer relations and support, program, leadership, and council support service.

“We are so proud to honor these award recipients and to thank them for their outstanding contributions and service to our local council and the national Movement. It is because of volunteers like Anne that we are able to fulfill our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place,” said Connie Walker, volunteer services and resource development executive at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Our volunteers help bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life and provide the opportunity for all girls to become the bold and courageous leaders they are meant to be.”

Smith is an extremely dedicated volunteer and her love for the outdoors inspires girls to discover their own love of the outdoors each and every year as she volunteers at the Johnston County day camp. While Smith has a big impact on Johnston County, her services extend to the entire council, serving as family partnership coordinator and a program aide trainer.

“I became a Girl Scout in 1978 and remained in the program until I graduated high school and became my mom’s co-leader,” said Smith. “When my daughter was old enough to become a Girl Scout, I became her leader. Both of my girls are still involved with Girl Scouting. This organization was the only thing I had during my darkest days. It helped me to grow as a person and I was able to have some awesome experiences I wouldn’t otherwise have had. I was a Senate Page and Governor Page, a resident counselor, and an usher at the GSCCC regional conference. I’ve been camping, hiking, and caving. I share my story with my troop with hopes to let them have same experiences I had.”

About Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

In partnership over 9,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves nearly 26,000 girl members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. (Counties are: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.)The council’s administrative headquarters is located in Raleigh, with additional program and service centers located in Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Wilmington. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, or call (800) 284-4475.