Girl Scouts recognizes the continued support of adult volunteers by offering Adult Awards.
We are grateful for the service shown by all of our volunteers. The names listed below represent only a small preview of the dedicated supporters behind Girl Scouts in Middle Tennessee.
- Appreciation Pin
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – service which has had a measurable impact on one geographic area and helped the council surpass mission-delivery goals.
Heidi Deater | Service Unit 200
Heidi started as a troop leader four years ago. Since then, she has taken on the additional roles of cookie coordinator and service unit event planner. When planning events, she ensures the event fits the interest of all girls, from Daisies to Ambassadors. Even through tough times, she has managed to keep all of the girls continuously engaged, while maintaining and keeping their health, as well as others’, in mind. Heidi does all of this while managing two different troops.
Tonya Hale | Service Unit 133
In Tonya’s 12 years of volunteering, she has served as a troop leader, service unit manager, and fall product coordinator. Tonya has created individualized opportunities for troops to stay engaged during the pandemic, supported troops by forming relationships with the leaders in her area, and always been ready to help where needed. Girls and leaders are directly benefiting from Tonya’s commitment to Girl Scouts.
Stephanie Herendeen | Service Unit 87
Stephanie is the backbone of Service Unit 87 as well as the leader of her own troop. Although the pandemic really put a strain on their activities, Stephanie persevered, found a location, and created a schedule for her service unit to bridge, all while following health guidelines set forth by GSMIDTN and the CDC. She is constantly looking for other opportunities for our troops to sell cookies, even after cookie season has started. Stephanie has shown selfless acts of kindness – offering to assist with other troops where needed and ensuring each troop is thriving and successful. She is a rock star!
Deborah Tyson | Service Unit 46
Deborah became the troop’s co-leader when the previous co-leader moved. She continued to be the troop cookie coordinator and became the service unit cookie coordinator. She led the task of completing the Junior Journey-MEdia via Zoom and planned a bridging ceremony across the Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville with social distancing so that it was safe for all. There isn’t a challenge Deborah has been presented that she hasn’t been able to overcome!
Cindy Weaver | Service Unit 81
Cindy’s dedication to the Girl Scouts program is felt not only by her troop and service unit but also throughout the community. She has dedicated countless hours of her time to volunteer as a troop leader and has planned SU events and twilight camps. Cindy truly lives the Girl Scout Law by making the world a better place. Her compassion and hard work are an inspiration to the girls for whom she sets an excellent example.
Teresa Wilson | Service Unit 202
Teresa has been a troop leader for over 20 years. Because of her leadership, the girls have learned self-confidence and leadership skills. Teresa welcomes all girls of any age, attends all meetings, and assists with cookie booths. Although she no longer has a daughter in Girl Scouts, she is dedicated to the success of Troop 2752 and pushes everyone to be great leaders.
Robin Weeks | Service Unit 81
Robin volunteers in her service unit and as a Clarksville cookie cupboard clerk. As a result of her dedication to cookies, troops across seven service units that stretch across six counties were able to receive cookies from the Clarksville cupboard so they could continue their sales. The Clarksville cupboard was able to distribute more than 3,000 cases of cookies per year. Her work as the Clarksville cookie cupboard clerk has benefited council and troop sales, plus helped individual girls.
Hellen West | Service Unit 111
Hellen is always offering her leadership skills to not only girls but to other aspiring leaders as well. She assisted with placing girls in troops when the Regional Executive position was in transition. She is always coordinating projects to bring girls together in Macon County.
Emily Young | Service Unit 126
Emily volunteers as a troop leader and service unit manager. As a result of the selfless efforts of Emily’s commitment to our organization, countless families are benefiting from our programming. She is a light to all she meets and pours her positivity out to others.
- Honor Pin
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – service which has had a measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service and helped reach and surpass mission-delivery goals.
Sharon Roberson | Service Unit 183
In Sharon’s time as an adult volunteer, she has filled the roles of troop leader and service unit special events coordinator. Sharon puts her excellent organizational skills to use as she plans events that are fun and include service project opportunities that benefit the community and include neighboring service units. Sharon is an asset to Service Unit 183 and her community!
Shelley Sheets-Steffensmeier | Service Unit 84
Shelley has been a Girl Scout volunteer for 15 years and serves as a troop leader, service unit manager, and council trainer. Shelley has been a consistent supporter of Fort Campbell Girl Scouts as she plans camps, assists with recruitment, and strives to make sure the girls have a special place to hold their events and meetings on Fort Campbell. As a council trainer, Shelley helps to prepare leaders for troop activities by teaching them about event planning and camping skills. She is a leader and encourages girls to be the same.
- Thanks Badge
The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting mission-delivery goals and priorities benefiting the entire council or Girl Scout Movement.
Janet Ayers | Sue Peters Foundation Board Member
Janet Ayers’ dedication to Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee has proven invaluable. She is the president of the Ayers Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors for the Sue Peters Foundation since its inception in 2014. Janet championed the new aquatic center at Camp Sycamore Hills. Her support has improved the quality of life for girls at camp and will continue to serve girls in Middle Tennessee for many years to come.
Lee Ann Ingram | GSMIDTN Board Member
Lee Ann Ingram’s commitment and service to Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee spans two decades and has made her a familiar face at Camp Sycamore Hills. She was instrumental in the growth of GSMIDTN’s Equestrian Program. Lee Ann helped make the new equestrian center a reality in 2007. Her ongoing support of the Sycamore Hills Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team has helped Girl Scouts compete in regional tournaments since 2014. She also played a pivotal role in Camp Sycamore Hills’ new aquatic center. She currently serves on GSMIDTN’s Board of Directors, and her insight and leadership truly benefit all the girls in our council.
- President's Award
The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.
Service Unit 155 | Virginia Dennis
Service Unit 163 | Cathy Marino
Service Unit 141 | Katherine Severson
Service Unit 142 | Tricia Yanofsky