The Girl Scouts-Seal of Ohio Council has announced recent recipients of the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin for leadership in Girl Scouting. The pin is awarded to a registered Girl Scout who has provided service above and beyond expectation for a particular geographic area of the scout council.

The Girl Scouts-Seal of Ohio Council has announced recent recipients of the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin for leadership in Girl Scouting. The pin is awarded to a registered Girl Scout who has provided service above and beyond expectation for a particular geographic area of the scout council.

Among the honorees were Hilliard area residents Debra Pearsall, Teresa Kolker, Kim Curran, Valerie Gallaer, Shannon Pine and Debbie Johnson.

Pearsall has filled many roles including archery instructor for day camp, school recruiter and camp unit leader. After serving in a leader role for two years, she took on the responsibility of training volunteers in the Hilliard area.

Kolker has been the manager for the Hilliard Service Unit for five years. As such, she coordinates activities among girls and troops in the Hilliard area. Kolker has also served as the assistant director for day camp for the last five years.

Curran is an active leader of two troops. She also serves as the cookie booth coordinator and fall sales manager in her area.

For 43 years, Gallaer has served as an exemplary troop leader and role model. She currently has two troops and has been the leader of Girl Scouting in her area since 1987.

Pine is a troop leader, event organizer and a manager of Girl Scouting in her area. She has coordinated an international day during which Girl Scouts learned about other cultures and also organized an educational camping trip.

Johnson has been instrumental in providing increased visibility of the organization. Her work recruiting helpers, setting up, monitoring, advertising and coordinating the Girl Scout area at the Franklin County Fair for the past seven years has provided girls the opportunity to participate and compete in the fair's various programs and has promoted Girl Scouting to all fair visitors.