Girl Scouts San Diego honors Carmel Valley volunteers

During its annual Volunteer Celebration awards ceremony at the San Diego Convention Center, Girl Scouts San Diego honored two Carmel Valley residents. Recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of Girl Scout volunteers.

Denise Scott received the Honor Pin in recognition of her overall contributions to Girl Scouts San Diego. She is a member of the board of directors, the Promise Circle (a group open to donors who make significant annual gifts) and several committees. Her achievements include providing key support for major Girl Scout events like the annual Urban Campout fundraiser, the Cool Women awards program and Financially Savvy Women workshop. In addition, she helps the Girl Scout Outreach Program expand Girl Scouting in underserved communities.

Patel Rosen accepted the President’s Award on behalf of the Carmel Valley Service Unit, which she manages. Service units are volunteer-led support systems serving Girl Scout members in a geographic area. The President’s Award recognizes high-achieving service unit teams. Through successful community events and recruitment activities, the Carmel Valley Service Unit increased Girl Scout membership and retention in the Carmel Valley area for the sixth consecutive year. In addition — through its annual holiday bazaar — the group raised funds for the SHARE (Share Her Annual Real Expense) campaign, which helps keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for all girls.

For information about Girl Scout opportunities for girl members or adult volunteers in the Carmel Valley area, contact Blanca Santos at (619) 610-0757 or, or visit