Girls in Lincoln County have the opportunity to join a troop, go camping, zipline, go horseback riding, create robots, travel, learn how to manage a business, and much more.
Girl Scouting in eastern Missouri began in 1918 and for the past century, this organization has helped develop G.I.R.L. (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders.
How does this relate to Lincoln County? Girl Scouts have been active in serving the local community in all four of the public school districts. Troops collect food items for the local pantries and school supplies for incoming students. Some put together birthday bags containing cake mix, cake pan, icing, candle decorations, plates, cups and napkins. Local county individuals including nursing home residents, PALS, Buddy Bags, Bright Futures, Adopt a Family and foster program have all benefitted from visits by Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts participate in April showers campaign by putting out plastic bags for personal care items and then collect them a week later. All items collected are given to local women shelters, and food pantries. This year in Lincoln County, the effort collected 10,901 items.
All interested girls are invited to information events in each of the county’s school districts. Troy will be held Sept. 7 at the Lincoln County Health Department community room. Parents and girls kindergarten-first grade to meet at 5:30 p.m.; second and third grades at 6:30 p.m.; fourth grade through high school at 7:30 p.m. If you have two daughters, come to the earliest one.
Dates for recruitment in Winfield, Silex, and Elsberry are still being determined and will be posted on Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gsem181.
Need more information? Contact Ashley Bernaugh at email@example.com. Or Dolores at 636-290-5674.