Emily Bulger, Maddy Hudlow, Kiah Mathiason and Grace Rootness, all members of Rockford Cadette Girl Scout troop 11025, recently completed a community service project to fulfill the requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn.
The mission of the Silver Award project is to help girls learn about themselves and the world around them, gain new skills, overcome challenges, and make a difference in their community by identifying and carrying out a sustainable improvement in the community.
The girls chose to improve the appearance of ABC Lettering because of its high profile location in downtown Rockford and the long time community commitment owner Cheryl Barningham has shown by providing spirit wear to the Rockford schools.
While working on the project the girls worked on skills in public speaking, fundraising, project management and organization.
Over the past year, the girls presented the project to members of the Rockford/Greenfield Chamber of Commerce, the City of Rockford, Rockford Masonic Lodge, and Rockford Lions Club seeking donations of labor and materials.
Special thanks to the people and businesses that donated time and materials to make this project happen.