On July 21, 2012, a Northwest Arkansas woman
received the highest award that adult Girl Scouts can earn – the Thanks Badge
II. Linda Bragg, of Lowell, was honored
at the Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas’ Annual Meeting
Luncheon, held at the Holiday Inn – Airport, in Little Rock.
Thanks Badge II recipients are an elite group of Girl
Scouts. As the highest award that adult
Girl Scouts can earn, the Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award
recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role,
resulting in a measurable impact on the Girl Scout Movement. This award is recognized at the national
level by Girl Scouts of the USA and is awarded at the Council level.
comes from a family that genuinely believes in service to their country and
community. Her Girl Scout roots run very
deep, beginning as a child in Saline County and following her into adulthood in
Northwest Arkansas. Growing up, Linda’s
mother and father instilled in her the wholesomeness of Scouting. Linda has served in various capacities as an
adult in Girl Scouting, and believes that leading her daughters through Girl
Scouts was instrumental in exposing countless girls to Girl Scout opportunities
and experiences. One of Linda’s
nominators for this prestigious award stated, “Linda is the lifetime volunteer
that I aspire to be.” Those in the
Diamonds Council know that Linda’s service on the Board of Directors has been
invaluable in moving Girl Scouting into the second century, while preserving
its rich past. She is a forward-thinker
who values traditions and looks ahead to the future.
Click here to read more about the 2012 Annual Meeting & Service Team Conference, or to view photos from the event!