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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.  

Linda 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!