Frederick has been a volunteer with Troop #8842 for three years, as well as helped with many Perry County Service Unit recruitment events. During this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, he helped promote, transport and deliver cookies. He has assisted several local Girl Scout events and projects, including taking Girl Scouts hiking and teaching them about emergency preparedness and outdoor safety during a Memorial Day camporee. He also helped Troop #8842 organize a food collection drive to work towards earning their Girl Scout Bronze Award. As a Captain with the Pinckneyville Fire Department, Frederick’s knowledge and experience has been greatly appreciated. Other Girl Scout volunteers in the area say that he has their highest respect and refer to him as the “backbone of the troop.”
The mission of Girl Scouting states: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the world's pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives - like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women since its founding in 1912.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way.