Once a Girl Scout Always a Girl Scout!
The Girl Scout family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of lifelong Girl Scout Lynn Heebner (1929 – 2019). She served as our Board President from February 1978- 1981, and was a Girl Scout for over 60 years. Lynn was instrumental in building our successful Cookie Program, and under her watch the Council became the first member of the Little Brownie Baker Million Dollar Club in 1980. She presented the first-ever Silver Trefoil Award, unique to our council and awarded to Girl Scouts in recognition of 100 hours of service in the community, the nation and the world. She was actively involved in many Girl Scout activities from the Archives Committee to Chairing the Nominating Committee. In 1975 she was appointed to head a task group to study the implications of institutional racism by then President Ethel B. Harvey. She was passionate about engaging volunteers. In one of her letters to the Girl Scout community she said, “We depend on the participation of volunteers to achieve high quality programs. We must use our time, talent and effort to inspire girls to become happy, resourceful citizens.”
We will miss her passion for Girl Scouting, the elegance and positive energy she always transmitted to all who knew her. We are forever grateful for her foundational work to build a strong Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.
Lynn is survived by her children, Richard Heebner, Kim Price, Kathleen Karpinski and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, 4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008.