Monday, May 5, 2014

Honoring Our Public Servants

In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast would like to say a special thank you to all of our friends in the community who have dedicated their careers to making our lives better. Many of these women and men in public service also volunteer with Girl Scouts, serving role models, guides and mentors as they teach girls about making the world a better place.

On May 1, Deputy Lenise Jones with the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, was presented with a Girl Scout Community Award by Sheriff Ken Stolle and Chief Deputies Thomson and Struzzieri. Deputy Jones has been working with Girl Scouts in the Back Bay Service Unit to teach them good decision-making skills and to help them lead safe and healthy lives through D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). As a Girl Scout alumna, Deputy Jones knows the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience firsthand, and she has enjoyed reconnecting with Girl Scouts to help empower young girls. 

Deputy Lenise Jones is presented a Girl Scout Community Award by Sheriff Ken Stolle.

Thanks to another partnership with those who serve our community, the City of Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, GSCCC is able to offer a unique summer camp experience this year, called Camp Fury. This week-long camp allows girls to explore firefighting and emergency operations techniques, as well as connect with women currently in the profession, including Medic Firefighter Jami Salvio and Lt. Denee Nichols who helped organize Camp Fury locally, after learning about a similar camp in Arizona when they attended the Women in Fire Service Conference.

Thank you to all of the women and men who serve our nation as federal, state, county and city government employees and on a daily basis, set an example from the Girl Scout Law— serving their country and helping others at all times.