Girl Scouts honored for character
Honorees at the upcoming Girl Scouts' "Real Girls, Real Women" Luncheon have several things in common. They exhibit courage, confidence and character and they strive to make the world a better place.
Now in its third year, the luncheon recognizes an outstanding Girl Scout and women who have devoted much of their lives to community service or working with kids as Girl Scout troop leaders.
Set for March 30 at Hollytree Country Club, "Real Girls, Real Women" raises money for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, which serves about 3,000 Scouts.
Perhaps more importantly it draws attention to the ongoing need for volunteers willing to help transform girls into young women who will soon become leaders in families, communities, businesses and places of worship.
One young woman who has benefitted from the character-building work of Girl Scouts is 17-year-old Megan Lambert of Tyler, this year's "Real Girl" award winner.
A Girl Scout since she was 9, Megan progressed through the ranks until she obtained the Gold Award, the highest designation in the program. To earn her award she organized a community rally during which greeting cards were made and sent to our military men and women serving overseas. On Sept. 11, she hosted the East Texas Card Making Extravaganza. By the time it was over, 1,781 cards were on their way to the troops.
"She has become a stronger leader, communicator and young woman through the Girl Scout program," says information about Megan on the Girl Scout website.
This year's other honorees are "Real Woman" Award winner Lynda York of Tyler, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Georgia Weddle of Paris, and Outstanding Girl Scout Leader Award winner Leah Cooper of Jefferson.
Tickets to the luncheon cost $35; sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact the organization through its website, gsnetx.org, or call. 972-349-2438.
Danny Mogle: 903-596-6256 or dmogle@tylerpapercom.