Buncombe volunteer receives Girl Scout Appreciation Award


(Colfax, NC – March 22, 2012) – Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont held its Annual Meeting and Adult Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, March 17 at Monticello United Methodist Church in Statesville. The event celebrated the Girl Scout mission and the work of several volunteers who have helped to make the council successful.

The Girl Scout program relies on volunteers to help in its mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character. Gretchen Kull, Asheville, was recognized as going above and beyond her duties as a volunteer to receive the Appreciation Award, which is presented to a registered Girl Scout adult who has delivered outstanding service and contributes to the achievement of the council’s goals in at least one service area.

Kull of Buncombe Service Unit has been a troop leader since 2003 and has taken on additional duties for the service unit including co-service unit specialist, co-service unit event specialist and recruitment specialist. She is an integral part of the service unit team and works to ensure that the service unit provides activities for every program age level. She is also part of the committee that organized a successful girl recognition event last year that honored Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Award recipients, as well as girls who had earned their 10 year membership pin and girls graduating from high school.

Kull has also helped with recruitment and retention efforts. In particular, she helped organize a retention event for incoming sixth graders to paint fire hydrants with other Girl Scout Cadettes and then eat pizza with local firefighters.

Recently, Kull helped unite five service units in Buncombe County to one service unit, and she helps foster the relationships between the four counties in Region 2, including Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Transylvania.

Kull received the Outstanding Leader Award in 2010.

About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves more than 16,000 girls and approximately 7,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains seven camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org.

About Girl Scouts of the USA

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.


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