Shelton woman earns the Girl Scout Honor Pin

Teresa Younger of Shelton, past board president and executive director of the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, was awarded the Girl Scout Honor Pin at the organization’s annual meeting recently.

A national recognition for adult Girl Scouts, the honor pin recognizes an adult volunteer who actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior and who has delivered outstanding service to two or more geographic areas or service units within Connecticut.

Younger is currently a troop leader in Shelton, but has provided six years of service as president of the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

She created a new governance platform that brought together leadership from all over the state, creating two new positions within the service unit of delegate and alternate delegate.

“At a very young age, I learned from the Girl Scouts that my voice — and the voices of all women — matter,” Younger said.

“I’m grateful that while president of the board I was able to guide the organization through a governance restructuring that helped give every Girl Scout a vote and helped make Girl Scouts stronger than ever," she said.

Younger added, "And I’ll continue to reflect, every single day, on what Juliette Gordon Low taught us all: 'Girl Scouting is not just knowing ... but doing ... not just doing, but being.’”

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