Elaine Konishi was a Brownie Girl Scout as a young girl and has been a Girl Scout volunteer for 23 years. She has served as a troop leader for Brownie, Junior and Senior Girl Scouts and has held several positions at the regional Service Unit level, including Cookie Chair, Registrar, Membership Director and Service Unit Manager. She has also served as director for many special events. Elaine has held so many volunteer positions at the Council level that no one can remember them all. She has been on the Diversity committee, the Adult Recognition Committee, the Leader/Daughter Event committee, the “Law Day” committee, chair of the Older Girl Recognition committee and Cookie Area Coordinator, just to name a few.
For several years Elaine has held the Council position of Gold Award Volunteer Director. The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. One of Elaine’s duties is overseeing the Gold Award Board, a group of volunteers who approve Gold Award Projects. Elaine also reviews all the Gold Award applications and final reports, trains girls in how to earn the Gold Award, trains adults to be Gold Award Advisors, matches up girls with advisors and serves as an advisor herself. Basically, if we want to know anything about earning a Gold Award, we ask Elaine. Because of her many contributions, she is considered an integral part of our mission here at Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley.