Congrats to Ann Crane for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Girl Scouts of Orange County
Honoree Category: Human & Community
Why Nominated: Ann has helped immeasurably to enrich the Girl Scouts of OC offerings to girls and volunteers through her tireless work. It is amazing how one person can impact so many events and activities, from delivering adult volunteer trainings, to serving on a myriad of committees, to authoring informative blogs for adult volunteers, to organizing and implementing series, events and activities for girls. Ann does it all with contagious energy and grace.
GSOC is fortunate to have such a dynamic player on our team, giving impressive volunteer service to support girls earning the Girl Scout Gold Award in Orange County. Ann possesses a clear understanding of what it means to take action in the community and shares her expertise with girls and adults. Whether she is serving as mentor for an individual, or as a trainer for a large group, Ann inspires our members to Take Action. Ann is a valued part of the Gold Award Support Team, and gives a significant amount of her time to conduct interviews and meet with girls to discuss their Girl Scout Gold Award project proposals. She encourages and challenges girls to use their talents and interests to take action on issues they care about and develop solutions that work to address the root cause and create sustainable, lasting change. Ann is a champion for girls who aspire to make the world a better place while pursuing the highest award in Girl Scouting for their efforts. Ann is currently mentoring more than 65 girls at some stage of the Gold Award process this year. This is significant because each girl is involved in making a difference in her community, and one that may not be possible if she did not have the support of her leaders and volunteers like Ann. During interviews and on support meeting days, when the council opens doors to girls to provide informal feedback on their project ideas, Ann is there, asking questions, giving input, brainstorming with girls, and coaching girls and adults. She recognizes that the time she spends with girls throughout this process, in person and via email, helps them to be a leader now and in the future, and she challenges them to become leaders in their own lives. Girl Scouts of Orange County sincerely thanks Ann Crane for her dedication, and devotion, to girls, as well as the Girl Scout movement.
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