Carmel woman to receive Girl Scouts award

Posted Aug. 14, 2012, at 12:46 p.m.
Nancy Dysart
Nancy Dysart

ORONO, Maine — Girl Scouts of Maine announced that Nancy Morse Dysart of Carmel will be presented with the 2012 Juliette Award at the third annual Pearls of Wisdom luncheon Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Wells Conference Center, University of Maine.

Dysart served as director of the Children’s Miracle Network at Eastern Maine Charities from 1999 to 2009, During her tenure, the organization raised millions of dollars to provide pediatric health care services for thousands of children who live in eastern, central, and northern Maine.

Well-known as teacher and host of the nationally syndicated children’s program “Romper Room,” which aired locally in the late 1960s, Dysart continued her on-air presence through the 1980s as host of the Jonesport-Beals Television Theater and as a producer and co-host of the Children’s Miracle Network and United Cerebral Palsy annual telethons.

A graduate of the University of Maine, Dysart was vice president for alumni activities at the UMaine Alumni Association from 1999 to 2009. She also served as adviser to the Student Alumni Association, and senior All Maine Women Honor Society.

As a national chairwoman of the Committee on Women and Minorities for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Dysart worked to provide equity in hiring for women and minorities in higher education. She is a former member of the board of directors for United Cerebral Palsy and currently serves as chairwoman of the budget committee for the town of Carmel.

The Pearls of Wisdom event recognizes and honors the accomplishments, leadership and vision of distinguished women and offers a forum for them to share their insights and experiences as a way to inspire others. Also, speaking at the event will be Pamela Hurley-Moser, president of Hurley Travel Experts and Girl Scouts of Maine’s 2012 Woman of Distinction, and 10-year-old Samantha Moore of Milbridge will receive the Girl Scout Medal of Honor presented to a Girl Scout whose heroic efforts have saved a human life.

For information on table sponsorships, or to purchase individual tickets, contact Deborah Marsters at 217-7412 or dmarsters@gsmaine.org.

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