WICHITA – A Colby resident has been recognized with a special award from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for her extraordinary service as a volunteer.
Penny Cline was awarded the Honor Pin for displaying excellent service in delivering the Girl Scout mission and for helping the council make an impact in two or more geographic areas.
Cline is among 85 volunteers being honored this month with awards from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council, which serves 80 counties in Kansas.
Cline’s nominator described her as someone who has volunteered in many roles over the years, including troop leader, assistant troop leader, service unit manager, service unit product sales and event coordinator. Cline was also described as a role model and mentor who “has guided many troop leaders through their beginning years of troop leadership, and has hosted several day camps and events for girl across the region.”
“Each and every day I am energized witnessing our many successes in building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” said Liz Workman, CEO of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “Our volunteers play a key part in our organization by serving in a myriad of important roles delivering Girl Scouting experiences to the girls across our council.
“They help Girl Scouts shine by encouraging them to raise their hands, take action, give back to their communities, and set their sights on the stars. We know that when girls are given the opportunity, they change the world!”