WESTMER GIRL SCOUTS ATTEND
COUNCIL "S.T.A.R." EVENT
Gril Scouts are not just for little girls
as this event proved! On Sunday May 4, 2003 Jayde and Tiffany B along with their mothers attended the S.T.A.R. Event hosted
by Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley, Inc. It was held at the Four Points-Sheraton in Rock Island, Illinois. The S.T.A.R
Event, formerly known as "The Honors Tea" is a special awards ceremony held to honor local Girl Scout recipients of Special
Teen Awards and Recognitions. Hundreds of Teens were honored for their work on Community Service Projects, service to
Girl Scouts and many other gifts to their community. As well as those earning Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Two college
Scholarships were also awarded to girls who demonstrated outstanding service to Girl Scouts and their communities.
Jayde along with several other Mercer
County Cadette Girl Scouts were honored for their hard work as members of the 2002 - 2003 Cadette Congress. The Cadette Congress
is a group of Cadette Girl Scouts, that meet several times a year to plan an event or trip offered to all Cadettes in the
Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council (GSMV). GSMV is split into three geographical areas, and there is a Cadette Congress
and Senior Senate in each area. Elections for President, Vice President, Historian, Secretary and Treasurer are held each
Spring. We are part of AREA III - Which includes Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island and Warren Counties. During the 2003 Troop
year Jayde held the office of CO-Historian/Secretary for Area III.
This year Area III Cadette Congress planned
and held two events. The first event was held in Novemeber at Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria. The girls spent the night at
the park as they earned their Wildlife Interest Project Patches they learned about the night time habitates of local animals
through hands on workshops and a night time hike through the park. The second event was held in March at the Junior Theater
in Davenport, Iowa. Cadette Girl Scouts from all over the Council gathered to earn their Performing Arts IPP's as they got
a little taste of "Theater Life".
This years S.T.A.R. Event was planned
and presented by Senior Girl Scouts Sara A and Jacqui L along with a special S.T.A.R. Event committee. Thanks to all
of these Leaders of tomorrow for paving the way for those girls brave enough to follow in their foot steps.