Girl Scouts to honor Helen Johnson with leadership award

Girl Scouts to honor Helen Johnson with leadership award

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is proud to announce that Helen Johnson will be awarded the area's first Girl Scout Leadership Award.

The dinner in her honor will be held Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Green Island Hills Country Club.

The Girl Scouts Leadership Award honors a leader whose life reflects the values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law and who serves as an excellent role model for girls.

Helen Johnson is Group Vice President of Community Development at Columbus Bank & Trust. She is also an artist and a creative and energetic community leader. She grew up in Columbus, and has served her hometown and the people in it with passion and commitment.

Helen became a Brownie Girl Scout as a second grader at Wynnton School. Her Girl Scout Troop #2 met at the Girl Scout Little House in Weracoba Park, a beloved site whose history she later documented when she became Chair of the Board of the local council. She was honored as a Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of Concharty Council in 1995.

Helen taught school and served as a school counselor during the first 18 years of her career, then transferred her gift for teaching and mentoring from school to business. Her love for history, the arts and education is reflected in the ways she works to make our community more vibrant and beautiful.

More than two dozen area organizations benefit from Helen's generous gifts of time and talent. Among them are Open Door Ministries, the CSU Bo Bartlett Center, ART BEAT, Partners in Education, Springer Opera House, Columbus Museum, and United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Individual tickets are $75 and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Questions about the event may be directed to LaDon Shaw, Fund Development Director, at 470-208-3666 or by email at

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