Area Girl Scout leaders were honored at a luncheon hosted by their Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Council. The event included a presentation on leadership by Martha Haynes, vice president for advancement at Northern Michigan University. Stephanie Coe, and Janel Primeau, Leaders Troop 5312 and Kandice Jokinen, Leader Troop 5273 all received Volunteer of Excellence awards. Volunteer of Excellence honors outstanding service. Jill Lemke, volunteer Girl Scout Service area manager was an Honor Pin recipient for her exemplary service. Both awards are Girl Scouts of the USA recognitions for volunteer support of the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Local Girl Scouts are supported by the Dickinson County United Way. Pictured from left, are Stephanie Coe, Erika Malone (daughter, Brownie Girl Scout); Jill Lemke; Janel Primeau, Breana Primeau (daughter, Daisy Girl Scout); Kandice Jokinen, Lilie Jokinen (daughter, Daisy Girl Scout).