Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is pleased to announce the relocation of its offices and shop in the Quad-Cities, making way for the renovation of its current building into an urban program center.
The Girl Scout Leadership Center will move to 940 Golden Valley Drive, Bettendorf, by the end of 2012. An exact date has not yet been determined. The office is behind The Lodge, just off of I-74. The council’s current office space at 2011 Second Ave., Rock Island, will be transformed into a space for program initiatives.
The move is prompted by a growth in the number of girls council-wide, and in the Quad-Cities area.
“This new office is vital because it will give us the opportunity to devote our current space to girls experiencing valuable leadership programming and to troops exploring the Quad-Cities. The new office will also provide for an expanded shop and space for volunteers taking part in training that will help them help girls grow strong,” said Diane Nelson, CEO. “We are deeply grateful for the partnerships that allows us to make this long-held dream a reality for our girls and volunteers.”
The project is made possible through generosity from Mel Foster Co., Russell Construction, Paragon Commercial Interiors and retired Cedar Rapids architect Herb Stone.
The council’s office in Rock Island opened 30 years ago, after the then-Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council received a gift of land from the City of Rock Island. The council has four other leadership centers: in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Waterloo and West Burlington.
For more information, visit www.GirlScoutsToday.org.