Girl Scouts of Suffolk County honor volunteers at adult recognition awards ceremony


The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County (GSSC) held their annual Adult Recognition Awards at the Inn & Spa at East Wind in Wading River last week to celebrate the council volunteers’ tremendous dedication to the organization.

More than 1,200 awards were issued to volunteers for their devotion and commitment to the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and their mission, officials said.

The event was held during Volunteer Appreciation Month and included a special ceremony in honor of the legacy of Girl Scouts. Troop leaders, cookie managers, fall products managers, chaperones, drivers, and other volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the organization.

GSSC President and CEO Tammy Severino expressed her gratitude toward the volunteers.

“Without the help of our amazing volunteers, a substantial amount of what we do would not be possible,” she said. “It is no secret how important volunteers are in Girl Scouting, whether they are a troop leader or chaperone — they are giving our Girl Scouts the ability to have new experiences.

“Their continued support and dedication mean the world to us and each of our Girl Scouts,” Severino added.

The event also included the unveiling of a new award for longtime volunteer Dorothy Klug. The honor was presented to her by her daughters, Donna Lane and Kristen Klug, who are also Girl Scout alumni.

In addition to specific award criteria, nominated candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements to receive recognition:

  • Currently registered as an Adult Girl Scout
  • Active member of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
  • A volunteer in good standing as defined by the Council
  • Submit nomination forms and letters of reference