Monday, January 14, 2019

Girl Scout Victoria Birchem Presents Governor's Hometown Award to O'Fallon City Council

Victoria Birchem was honored by the O'Fallon, Illinois City Council for winning the Governor's Hometown Award, which "gives formal recognition to those who contributed to projects that improved their community’s quality of life." 

Birchem received a 2018 Governor's Hometown Award Honorable Mention for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Nomenclature for Nature. Through this community service project, she worked with the O'Fallon Garden Club, its president and board, to create a catalog/database of the community garden’s plants and species. After the new plant species labels were installed, Victoria helped coordinate public garden tours and organized a program for local Girl Scout troops to tour and learn more about the O'Fallon Community Garden. These updates provided the O’Fallon Community Garden with new learning opportunities for the community and visitors to the garden.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Troy Girl Scouts Hold First Annual Cupcake Wars Competition

Girl Scout Service Unit 109 - Troy held their first annual Cupcake Wars competition on December 18, 2018! The theme was "Girl Scout Cookies" and girls came up with some VERY delicious desserts.  Guest judges were GSofSI CEO Loretta Graham, GSofSI Director of Product Program Kristen Gibbs and Girl Scout alum Sarah Phelps. 

Eight Junior and Cadette teams participated in the competition.  Each team made two cupcakes - one was required to include Samoas in the recipe and the other had to be inspired by a Girl Scout Cookie flavor of their choice.. The winning team was from Junior Troop #724.  

Monday, December 3, 2018

Troop #235 Earns Holiday Lights Limo Ride With GSofSI CEO Loretta Graham

Girl Scout Troop #235 from the Southwestern Schools area (Brighton/Shipman/Medora/Piasa) raised more than $6,500 during the Nut, Candy & Magazine Program and earned with a limo ride with GSofSI CEO Loretta Graham through the holiday lights at Tilles Park in St. Louis!