United Way Spotlight An agency which received funding from United Way of Vermillion will be featured in this spotlight each week. The United Way of Vermillion Board of Directors wants the people of Vermillion to know more about the agencies that receive United Way funding and the services which they provide to the Vermillion community.
This week's featured agency is the Sioux Trails Girl Scout Council which serves the Vermillion area as well as Union County in South Dakota, Dakota County in Nebraska, and seven counties in northwest Iowa.
Girl Scouting seeks to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service. This is accomplished through an all-girl setting guided by adult role models.
Girl Scout programs and activities are designed to meet four goals. The first goal is for girls to develop their individual potential. Second, girls learn to relate to others with increased understanding, skill, and respect.
Girls working toward the third goal develop values that guide their actions and provide sound decision-making. Finally, the fourth goal encourages girls to contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities and leadership skills, working in cooperation with others.
Girl Scouting has a strong tradition in Vermillion. The Girl Scout program is a positive, contemporary, values-based program that is fun for girls and adults alike. Girls gain self-esteem and self-confidence while involved in the program. Adult volunteers enrich the personal growth of the girls through mentoring and guiding them in Girl Scout activities and programs. Troop activities and service projects have a direct impact on the community.
United Way funding helps provide resources such as Girl Scout handbooks and publications. This funding also helps provide for recruitment and training of adult volunteers who deliver the Girl Scout program to Vermillion girls.
For more information about Girl Scouting in the Vermillion area, contact Carrie Jo Hepola at the Sioux Trails Council office at 1-800-746-8947, extension 15.