Friday, February 17, 2012

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Highlight Outstanding Girl Scouts

In Missouri, The Ladue-Fronenac Patch reports that Jazmyn Ferguson, a sophomore student at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS), will be honored and receive a scholarship this Thursday at a Girl Scout fundraising event at The Ritz-Carlton. Jazmyn is a Girl Scout Senior and believes that the amazing opportunities she has experienced through Girl Scouting have motivated her to become a leader.

Jazmyn currently serves as one of two girl members on the Board of Directors. Girl members on the Board of Directors are required to attend all board meetings and other related functions, and be a representative for the Council at various Girl Scout public functions. Jazmyn said that being a part of the Board of Directors has taught her to be assertive and to speak her opinion. She feels that it is important to do so because she is responsible for representing all fellow Girl Scouts in the Council, and she wants to work to make the program as appealing as possible to all girls.

Jazmyn was also one of six Girl Scouts from the eastern Missouri Council that traveled to Houston to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI). GSLI took place last November and was held parallel to the Girl Scout National Convention. It included hundreds of girls from every Girl Scout Council in the nation. The participants took part in interactive sessions that were designed to excite, inspire and prepare girls to become leaders and encourage them to take action in the world around them.

Also, Ladue resident Carolyn Losos, a lifetime Girl Scout and well-known community figure, will be presented with the Individual Legacy Builder award this Thursday at a fundraising event to be held at The Ritz-Carlton. The Individual Legacy Builder award is earned by someone who exemplifies support of the Girl Scout mission, has been involved with the organization long-term and has contributed greatly to building the legacy of Girl Scouting.

Losos' involvement with Girl Scouts includes a role on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the USA for nine years and a position on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (formerly known as the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis) for four years. In addition to her community involvement with Girl Scouts, Losos has received numerous awards for her outstanding work and has supported many organizations in the St. Louis area including the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Regional Arts Commission and the National Council for Arts & Sciences.

Also in Missouri,

The Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch reports that Carly Beard, a Girl Scout Senior and sophomore student at Clayton High School, will be honored and receive a scholarship this Thursday at The Ritz-Carlton. Carly has been a Girl Scout for more than 10 years and credits her fearless attitude and desire to be a leader to the Girl Scout organization.

Carly serves as a delegate of Girl Congress and is the editor of the Girl Scout publication, Connections, a "by-girls, for-girls" magazine. Girl Congress is comprised of Girl Scouts ages 14 and older who have not yet graduated from high school. The girls are elected by their districts for a one-year term to represent the girl membership in their district. Carly said that she enjoys being a part of Girl Congress because she is able to shape the older girl program, organize events for all ages and, most importantly, encourage younger girls to stay in Girl Scouting.

Carly was also one of six Girl Scouts from the eastern Missouri Council that traveled to Houston to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Institute .