Extraordinary volunteer

An Andover resident has received a special award from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for her extraordinary service as a volunteer.
Lisa Needham of Andover is one of only two volunteers in the 80 Kansas counties served by the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland to be awarded the Thanks Badge. The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership and service have had an exceptional impact on meeting delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout movement.
Needham is a Girl Scout leader and service unit manager who also helps coordinate Girl Scout travel. Her nominators describe her as a strong leader and role model who “lives out the Girl Scout Promise and Law by being helpful and friendly, and showing others what it means to be a Girl Scout in everyday life.”
“Each and every day I am energized witnessing our many successes in building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” said Liz Workman, CEO of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “Our volunteers play a key part in our organization by serving in a myriad of important roles delivering Girl Scouting experiences to the girls across our council.
“They help Girl Scouts shine by encouraging them to raise their hands, take action, give back to their communities, and set their sights on the stars. We know that when girls are given the opportunity, they change the world!”
Needham is among 85 volunteers being honored with awards from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council, which serves more than 16,000 girls and adults in Kansas.