By the Spencer Seventh Grade Cadette Girl Scouts
Guest Community Columnists
SPENCER – As lifetime community members of Spencer, promoting Spencer and making Spencer look nice is important to us, the Spencer Seventh Grade Cadette Girl Scouts. For our Girl Scout Silver Award, we spent a lot of time thinking of different ways to make Spencer stand out. After lots of research talking to community members, our advisor, and the village administrator, we decided to pursue updating three “Welcome to Spencer” signs – one large sign on State Hwy 13 north of Spencer and two smaller signs on County Rd V and County Rd C – on the outskirts of the village.
This project mattered to us as we are very proud to be a part of Spencer. Many of us have grandparents that were born and raised in Spencer. We wanted to show our pride to all motorists traveling through the village. We worked with Stratford Sign to create the signage and attribute the success of the project to the community of Spencer. We received many donations from local businesses, non-profit organizations, and community members through our numerous fundraising efforts. Thank you Spencer!
We celebrated the completion of the project by inviting the community to an ice cream social on July 8, followed by a trip to Action City trampoline park for the troop.
The Silver Award is the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Only Cadette Scouts ages 11–14, or in grades 6-8, can earn the Silver Award. The project’s objective must be to benefit the community in some way. Each Girl Scout is expected to contribute 50 hours to the project.
Editors Note: Troop members addressed the Spencer 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 at that time.
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