Big ‘Thanks’ To Mack-Costello

Palisadian Lynn Mack- Costello lives and breathes Girl Scouts.

This month, in correlation with National Volunteer Month Mack-Costello, who makes her home in the Bienveneda Bluffs, was awarded the Thanks Badge, the second highest award an adult volunteer can get in Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles celebrated 102 years of Girl Scouting and recognized Mack-Costello and other local volunteers for their dedication at the council’s annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

Lynn Mack-Costello (center) is congratulated by Sheila Kennedy, Vice President of Member Services for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (left) and CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Lise L. Luttgens (right) Mack-Costello was awarded the Thanks Badge, the second highest award an adult volunteer can get in Girl Scouts. Photo courtesy of Melanie Larsen

Lynn Mack-Costello (center) is congratulated by Sheila Kennedy, Vice President of Member Services for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (left) and CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Lise L. Luttgens (right) Mack-Costello was awarded the Thanks Badge, the second highest award an adult volunteer can get in Girl Scouts.
Photo courtesy of Melanie Larsen

“Lynn is an outstanding example of the type of volunteer Girl Scouts of Greater LA relies upon to deliver program to over 40,000 girls throughout our four-county area,” said Lise Luttgens, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Highlands resident.

“Her support and commitment is emblematic of those 23,000 adult volunteers who provide our girls with leadership, life skills, and community service experiences,” Luttgens added.

As the Service Unit Manager for Westside Girl Scouts troops she has served more than 50 troops in the Palisades-Malibu area for almost 15 years.

In addition to volunteering to oversee regional troops and as adult learning facilitator, Mack-Costello also serves as the lead on the Gold Award committee, working with girls seeking to earn the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Mack-Costello continuously trains classes in all grade levels along with specialty trainings like how to plan and host Girl Scout events and manage troop finances as well as basic troop leader training.

As a member of the curriculum-writing team, she spends countless hours reviewing curriculum for trainings and programs. She tirelessly served as the volunteer co-chair of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ Bylaws Revision Task Force and is currently the lead for two Go Teams—volunteer committees who work alongside staff to research best practices and rewrite training curriculum, processes and more.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves more than 40,000 girls throughout communities in Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties in partnership with more than 20,000 volunteers.