Local resident earns national Girl Scouts award

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published May 24, 2017

DETROIT/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, or GSSEM, announced that a Harrison Township resident received an honor at the National Volunteer Awards banquet held in April at the San Marino Club in Troy.

Individuals who earn these awards demonstrate exceptional dedication and service as Girl Scouts volunteers.

Jennifer Martz received the Volunteer of Excellence Award and is troop leader and cookie manager of a troop that sold more than 10,000 boxes of cookies in the 2015-16 cookie program. Martz arranged numerous cookie booths and made many trips to the cookie cupboard to pick up cookies for her girls. She ensured that troop meetings during the cookie program were engaging and focused on helping her girls meet their goals.

“I am so excited to have honored more than 100 of our dedicated volunteers this year,” said Denise Dalrymple, CEO of GSSEM. “Without our volunteers’ commitment of their time and talents, we would not be able to help nearly as many girls discover new interests, abilities and passions that help to build girls’ leadership skills and prepare them to positively impact their communities. Volunteers really are the life’s blood of a girl’s Scouting experience.”

GSSEM serves more than 32,000 girls and adult volunteers in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, St. Clair, Sanilac, and parts of Wayne, Monroe and Livingston counties.