By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – A Spencer area Girl Scout cadette troop is working toward new village signage to reflect Spencer pride as part of a Silver Award project.
Troop members addressed the village board during their Nov. 13 meeting to gain approval to replace dated signage on the village limits.
In addition to the approval they received from the village board, the troop obtained consent from the Girl Scout Council to proceed with the project.
In defining their mission they stated, “As lifelong community members of Spencer, promoting Spencer and making Spencer look nice is important to us.
“This project matters to us as we are very proud to be a part of Spencer. Many of us have grandparents and great grandparents that were born and raised in Spencer. We want to show our pride to all motorists traveling through the village.”
The Silver Award is the second highest award granted by the Girl Scouts of the USA and the highest a cadette can earn. The project must benefit the community and each individual is expected to dedicate 50 hours to the project.
The troop stated that by updating these signs they will help with visibility of the community and provide a sense of pride within the community, especially with a larger sign coming from the north into the village.
Troop leader Jenny Schreiner said that the troop will be asking the village to assist with meeting the Wisconsin Department of Transportation requirements and will be working with Stratford Sign Company to produce the signage.
The troop has started fundraising efforts.