Professional Girl Scout inducted into Hall of Fame

BEDFORD – Bonnie Batchelor, director of development at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, was inducted into the Association of Girl Scout Executives Hall of Fame in Salt Lake City, Utah this fall at the National Council Session/53rd Girl Scout Convention.

Batchelor has been a Girl Scout for six decades. After careers in human resources, special education and running her own business, Batchelor became a professional Girl Scout. She’s spent 20 years on councils in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Texas in roles ranging from membership and program to COO, fund development and alumni relations. Her credentials include a B.S. in special education, and an M.S. degree in instructional leadership.

Since 1994 she has been an executive staff member of the Association of Girl Scouts; was on the National Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013; and was the Sustaining Donor Chair of Section 4 Board of Directors from 1999-2003. Batchelor is a longstanding member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals.

Among her many adventures in the great outdoors is hiking 145 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and canoeing the Missouri River following the Lewis and Clark trail from the Montana/Idaho border to St. Louis. Batchelor, who lives in Bedford, also enjoys traveling and reading.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves more than 10,500 girls across New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to 4,000 trained and dedicated volunteers. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org for more information or call 627-4158 to join or volunteer.