Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is thrilled to announce that lifelong Girl Scout and current council Board Member Linda Foreman has been awarded the Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal.
This prestigious honor is presented to individuals who demonstrate a passion and commitment to expanding the global reach of Girl Scouting including promoting girl-led global opportunities and Take Action projects, supporting the Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Fund, and connecting local girls to the international Girl Scout community. This distinguished national award is bestowed by Girl Scouts of the USA and the National Board of Directors.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award as it reflects the efforts of so many to advance the shared mission of empowerment for girls and women in this country and the world,” said Foreman. “Girl Scouts provides girls the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills, locally and globally, which is vital to our future society.”
Foreman, who is from Durham, N.C., is an educator and advocate for girls and youth development and deeply believes in the Girl Scout mission and its impact on girls. She has served on numerous Girl Scout committees, task groups, and advisory boards, both locally and nationally, including currently serving on the Board of Directors for both Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and the World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Her philanthropic spirit and desire to make the world a better place extends beyond Girl Scouting and includes her involvement of over 20 years with the United Way of the Greater Triangle serving in a variety of leadership roles including the Board of Directors and the Community Impact Committee. She is also a former officer and active member of the Agape Kure Beach Ministries, and has held numerous positions for her church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Durham.
An active community member and Girl Scout volunteer, Linda has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work including the Outstanding Women in America award, the Phi Delta Kappa award for Outstanding Service, the 2005 Triangle United Way Community Impact Award, and the 2008 Triangle United Way Celebrate Women Award. She has also been recognized numerous times by Girl Scouts of the USA having received the Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, and Transformation to Greatness Award, which are the highest honors that can be awarded to Girl Scout volunteers.