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Approximately 250 people attend Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s 2013 Breakfast Badge


December 9, 2013

Breakfast Badge 2013
From left to right: Caroline Sloat, GSOFCT Board President; Mary Barneby GSOFCT CEO; Teresa C. Younger, Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women; Patricia Russo, President of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale; and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut honored Teresa C. Younger for her dedication and passion for furthering the lives of women and girls at the 2013 Breakfast Badge on Friday, December 6.

Approximately 250 friends and supporters of Girl Scouting attended the sold-out event at The Hartford Club, raising more than $50,000 to support Girl Scout leadership programs across the state.
 
Younger, the Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, was recognized for her tireless efforts in advocating on behalf of women and girls in the state of Connecticut. Prior to joining the PCSW, Younger was the Director of Affiliate Organizational Development at the American Civil Liberties Union National Office, where she assisted affiliates throughout the country with organization and management issues. She also recently concluded her role as two-term president of the board of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Most recently, she was recognized by Liberty Bank with the 2013 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award for her lifelong commitment to the struggle for equal rights.

FoxCT’s Sarah Cody presided over the morning as the event’s emcee and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman was on hand to present Younger with her specially created badge commemorating the morning.

“I’ve known Teresa for many years,” Wyman said. “During the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, I had the opportunity to attend events with her and watch her interact with the girls. The love and respect she showed for the girls was wonderful to see. She is truly deserving of this award.”

Younger, a Shelton resident, spoke about the powerful impact of Girl Scouting, as she herself was a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient as a young adult.

“Girl Scouts helped me understand that you can make a difference in the world, no matter how big, or how small,” Younger said. “Girl Scouts made me into the person that I am today. But most importantly, Girl Scouts is about the women who role model for these girls. Girl Scouts was great for me when I was a girl, but as an adult, it’s been even better. We always refer to women as leaders, every step of the way. So I’m humbled and honored to receive this special recognition from an organization I hold dear to my heart and which has made a tremendous impact on my life.”

“Teresa has meant so much to many women and girls across the state,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We were honored to recognize her achievements, not just in her current position, but for everything she has done for Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut. Teresa is a driving force for women and an incredible role model for our girls.”

The Breakfast Badge was generously supported by Hartford Hospital; Northeast Utilities; Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC; PCSW; ConnectiCare; RC Knox, a division of Peoples United Insurance Agency; Lockton Companies, LLC; Robinson and Cole; and Hartford Steam Boiler/Munich Re.

Net proceeds from the Breakfast Badge will support enrichment, educational, recreational, and personal devel


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