Highest Girl Scout Volunteer Honor to Milton Woman
ELYSBURG – A Milton woman was honored recently as a champion of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. The Girl Scouts say Belinda Stefl was honored with the Thanks Badge II, the highest honor a Girl Scout Volunteer can receive. She was honored during a volunteer appreciation ceremony in Elyesburg this week.
A longtime volunteer and champion of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) has been honored with the Thanks Badge II, the highest Girl Scout honor a volunteer can receive.
Belinda Stefl, of Milton, Northumberland County, received the Thanks Badge II award Wednesday night during a volunteer appreciation ceremony held at the Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave., Elysburg.
Belinda has been a volunteer with Girl Scouts for almost 58 years and has worked with thousands of Girl Scouts in that time.
In the past year alone, she inspired hundreds of Girl Scouts through her closing remarks at the 2022 National Girl Scout Product Program Conference in Hershey, supported her Girl Scout peers by assisting other councils in developing a Bronze and Silver Award ceremony and worked with Girl Scouts across the country creating and collecting different SWAPS (small tokens of friendship that Girl Scouts exchange with one another).
This month, she helped to organize the Knoebel’s Camporee, where close to 120 girls and volunteers engaged in outdoor experiences – a key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
“We are so pleased to award this honor to Belinda for her outstanding dedication and lifetime service to Girl Scouts,” said Janet Donovan, GSHPA President and CEO. “Belinda’s dedication to our organization is truly inspirational, as she helps deliver our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”