Girl Scout leaders honored

Published 4:53 pm Monday, March 2, 2015

Three Suffolk women, Dina Crewe, Aimee Downie and Susan Buchy, were recognized by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for their volunteer service at the Adult Awards Luncheon in Hampton on Feb. 7.



Crewe received the Thanks Badge, which recognizes Girl Scout volunteers for their ongoing commitment, leadership and service to the organization.

Crewe’s volunteer roles in Girl Scouts are numerous. She is the leader of two troops in Suffolk, trains fellow volunteers, spends time helping with administrative work in the local Girl Scout headquarters in Chesapeake, assists girls and leaders with product sales and holds many other positions.

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She also served as a national delegate and represented Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast at Girl Scout National Convention, which took place in October in Salt Lake City.

Though she has no daughters of her own, Crewe has contributed countless volunteer hours with Girl Scouts and makes it a point to ensure that everyone has a beneficial Girl Scout experience, just as she had, according to Girl Scout officials.



Susan Buchy was recognized with an Honor Pin, which recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in two or more geographic areas within Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast.

Buchy is the leader of a Girl Scout troop, and in this role, she encourages her girls to take part in numerous community service projects. She is also the chairperson for Girl Scout cookie and fall product sales and the camp consultant for Girl Scouts in northern Suffolk.

She trains fellow volunteers to support girls through the Girl Scout cookie program, manages a large cookie delivery and plans annual camping trips.

Aimee Downie was recognized with an Appreciation Pin, which recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Downie coordinates the Girl Scout cookie program and fall products program for Girl Scouts in southern Suffolk.

She also helps to lead a troop of Girl Scouts that includes girls of all ages and handles the financial matters for the troop.