Girl Scouts Out and About!

Saturday, May 31, some of the Outreach department staff and a Girl Scout Cadette got outside and enjoyed the sunshine in the Washington Neighborhood. We ran an activity booth at the Washington Neighborhood Kickoff To Summer Block Party!

Chelsy and Julie, outreach staff from our Dubuque Area Leadership Center, ran a popular station for kids making owls out of recycled materials. They also spread the word about the fun summer programs we have planned for the area.


Thanks to Lexi Schemmel, a Cadette Girl Scout with troop 7084, for helping during the event! She worked with the younger kids create works of art and was fantastic!

Participants were also asked to create a “flag” with a picture or words explaining what they love about the neighborhood, or Dubuque in general, and Lexi shared with us why she loves her community (see the photo below). These flag were displayed at entrance to the Washington Neighborhood community garden for all to see.


This was an amazing opportunity to get out in our community to spread the word about Girl Scouts!

In addition to several community organization booth activities, the Washington Neighborhood Block Party celebrated the neighborhood community. Everyone that attended was asked to participate in painting a giant street mural created by Rick Rossignol that represents many aspects of the community.


We have a variety of summer outreach programs scheduled throughout the council.  Interested in learning more about the programs, signing up a girl or helping out at a program? Contact Missy Sweeney at or 1-800-798-0833.

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