A Shelton resident has ended her term as president of the statewide Girl Scouts board of directors.

The contributions of Teresa C. Younger, who also is executive director of the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, were recognized at the Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s recent annual meeting.

Younger, a past recipient of the Girl Scout’s Gold Award, served as board president for five years. She oversaw the organization’s 100th anniversary year and worked to give more girl and adult members an active voice in Girl Scouting.

‘The sisterhood’

“This has been an amazing experience,” Younger said. “The relationships I have developed can only be developed in an organization like Girl Scouts. They are responsible, honest relationships.

“I leave Girl Scouts energized and ready to look ahead to the next century of Girl Scouting,” she said.

Younger was presented with a certificate, a Girl Scouts of Connecticut pin, and a framed commemorative 100th anniversary silver dollar by Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby.

Praised for her passion and drive

“Teresa’s leadership, passion and drive to make Girl Scouts of Connecticut a leading statewide organization for the leadership development of girls will be missed,” Barneby said. “She is a driving force for all girls and women in the state to have equal opportunities to pursue their dreams and goals.”

Younger will be succeeded by Caroline Sloat, director of scholarly publications at the American Antiquarian Society.

For information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, visit www.gsofct.org.