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Manchester Girl Scout Leader, Nora Baskins awarded Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Honor Pin

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Manchester Girl Scout Leader, Nora Baskins, was recently awarded the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Honor Pin for her involvement with Manchester Area Girl Scouts and the Mackinac Island Governors Honor Guard.

Nora has been active with Manchester Girl Scouts as a troop leader and in multiple positions within Manchester Area Girl Scouts for 13 years. Nora, along with her co-leader, Theresa Herron, are the leaders of Troop #41545 which started with nine Kindergarten girls. Their troop is graduating this year with 13 senior girls still active in their troop. During her years with Manchester Girl Scouts, Nora has been an area secretary, financial secretary, troop organizer and area service manager. Along with other Manchester Girl Scout leaders and scouts, she has helped implement several encampments and Girl Scout Thinking Day celebrations for Manchester Girl Scouts.

Nora is also an adult volunteer with the Mackinac Island Governors Honor Guard (MIGHG) Troop #609. The Mackinac Island Governors Honor Guard is a unique scouting program with Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops responsible for the raising and lowering of the flags on the island and serving as guides at the fort and historical houses. Nora is one of eight adult volunteers for MIGHG Troop #609 based out of Saginaw, Michigan. There are 56 scouts in the troop divided into four patrols that rotate responsibility for guide, service and K.P. duty. This is Nora’s fourth year with the Mackinac Island Governors Honor Guard Troop #609.

The Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan Honor Pin is in recognition for an adult volunteer’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout leadership experience in two or more geographic areas of service. Nora was nominated for this award by Manchester area leaders, MIGHG Troop #609 leadership and the Girl Scouts of Troop #41545.

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