Celebrating Black History Month

Since its origination in 1926, Black History Month has served as a time to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of African American individuals during the month of February. Girl Scouts River Valleys celebrates Black History Month and is especially proud to highlight the contributions of our African American Girl Scouts who fill our community with courage, confidence and character.

During River Valleys’ 100th year celebration in 2012,100 local women were honored for their dedication to serving girls and supporting Girl Scouts. Of those honorees, 15 African American women were honored. Learn more about each honoree.

Community Champion Honorees

  • Willetha ‘Toni’ Carter
  • Roxanne Marie Givens
  • Pearl Mitchell-Jackson
  • Wenda Weekes Moore
  • Rena Moran

Forever Green Honorees

  • Dorothea J. Burns
  • Carolyn Sandberg, J.D.

Guide Honorees

  • Gloria Lewis
  • Deborah L. Montgomery
  • Kimberly Foster Price, J.D.
  • Kimberly Vappie, J.D.

Trailblazer Honorees

  • Honorable Pamela G. Alexander
  • Sharon Sayles Belton
  • Robyne Robinson

Women of Promise Honoree

  • Jasmine Brett Stringer