2012-07-19 / News

Girl Scout leader honored at ceremony


Back row, from left: Joy Mikolay, Emily Mikolay, Reagan Sanchez, Alyssa Gibbs and Michelle Gibbs. Front row, from left: Ani Ayvazian Hancock, Julia Bush and Ula McCarthy. Back row, from left: Joy Mikolay, Emily Mikolay, Reagan Sanchez, Alyssa Gibbs and Michelle Gibbs. Front row, from left: Ani Ayvazian Hancock, Julia Bush and Ula McCarthy. Michelle Gibbs, leader of Jamestown Girl Scout Troop 396, was recently honored with the Kit Hammett Award during the Scouts’ annual awards ceremony.

Gibbs was nominated for the award by her fellow volunteers for “her hard work and cheerful, can-do attitude.” The Kit Hammett Award recognizes volunteers in the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island Council who go above and beyond the expectations of their positions, and who serve for at least two years in two or more volunteer roles.

Gibbs has been the leader of Troop 396 since the girls were in kindergarten, and she’s also served as the troop’s organizer for Jamestown for most of that time.

“Michelle Gibbs is our Jamestown connection,” says Karen King, service unit manager for North Kingstown and Jamestown. “She is a great person to work with because of her dedication, graciousness, timeliness, creativity and ability to make it all look easy. Having the bay and bridge separating our communities can make us feel like separate service units, but Michelle Gibbs’ presence in both towns has helped us to become more connected.”

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