Girl Scouts Louisiana East honored its adult volunteers at the council’s Annual Meeting, with special recognition going to a select few. Among those receiving council-level awards were St. Charles Parish volunteers Jan Barbee, Denise Matherne, and Hollie Pfister.

Barbee, a resident of Des Allemands who received the Volunteer of Excellence award, has been involved in Girl Scouts in many ways, from troop leader to her current role as the St. Charles Parish Service Unit administrator. Described as a great collaborator and motivator by her colleagues, she has helped to organize many large events and most recently served as a council delegate to the Girl Scout National Convention in Utah last fall.

Matherne and Pfister both received the Appreciation Pin, which recognizes an individual’s outstanding service in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, benefiting at least one geographic area of service. Matherne, a resident of Des Allemands, has given over 10 years of service to Girl Scouts in various service unit positions including that of a recruiter and organizer. She is eager to offer assistance to other troops and as an assistant troop leader to a Senior Girl Scout troop, encourages the older girls to help lead younger Girl Scouts.

Pfister, a resident of Norco, has been a registered Girl Scout for more than 20 years. She consistently leads the St. Charles service unit to have a successful product sale each year, and was noted as being the “best cheerleader for the girls,” reported Director of Volunteerism Kari Volz. For more information about Girl Scouts or adult volunteer opportunities, call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, or visit its website at www.gsle.org. ### Photo Caption (StCharlesVolunteers2015) – Girl Scout volunteers Denise Matherne, Jan Barbee, and Hollie Pfister from St. Charles Parish received council-level awards during Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Council Annual Meeting and Adult Recognition event held in Gramercy, April 18. Marianne Addy Vice President of Communications and Marketing Girl Scouts Louisiana East 504-355-5864 direct 504-512-1321 cell www.gsle.org Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.