I AM JANE DOE - Sex Trafficking and Implications for Today's Youth
The Parents of Girl Scout Troop #75142 along with their Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts, the Lewis University Women's Studies Program, and the Spirited Pearls Foundation co-hosted I AM JANE DOE - Sex Trafficking and Implications for Today's Youth, on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at St. Charles Borromeo (North Campus) at Lewis University in honor of the United Nations' observance of International Day of the Girl Child. The event consisted of a screening of the film, I AM JANE DOE, and a panel discussion followed. The event's purpose was to explore sex trafficking, its implications for today's youth, and to offer useful tactics and informational resources to combat this issue. Panelists included Shavon Ramos (sex trafficking survivor); Mary McGavin, MSW, LCSW (Chief Operating Officer at Guardian Angels Community Services); Sherri Hale, Esq. (Trial Attorney for the Office of the Will County Public Defender and member of the Spirited Pearls Foundation); Megan Brooks (Chief Investigator for the High Tech Crimes Bureau at the Will County State's Attorney's Office); and Alyssia Benford (co-founding partner of Benford Brown & Associates, LLC; candidate for State Representative of the 98th District; and member of the Spirited Pearls Foundation).
The event received media exposure. Read the article here: Girl Scouts host powerful discussion about sex trafficking
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The Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop #75142 participated in a woodworking workshop on January 21, 2018 at Rockler Woodworking & Hardware (Bolingbrook, IL) in fulfillment of their "Woodworker" badge. The Cadettes enjoyed making their tablet/cellphone stands. "Thank you" to Mark Hubl for being such a gracious host and to John for teaching the Cadettes new skills.
The Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop #75142 participated in their Service Unit's annual Jamboree event during the weekend of July 28-30, 2017. The Cadettes camped at Village Hall, participated in the Flag Ceremony, built camaraderie with other Scouts, ice skated, shared their Silver Award video project with all in attendance, watched a movie (Boss Baby), and earned badges during the weekend. It was a fun weekend had by all!
On Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, The Parents of Girl Scout Troop #75142 hosted Don't be mean behind the screen: Perceptions of cyber-bullying and tactics to address it. The workshop's purpose was to explore the perceptions of cyber-bullying and to offer useful tactics and informational resources to combat this issue. The interactive workshop was conducted by Megan Brooks (Chief Investigator, High Tech Crime Bureau) from the Will County State's Attorney's Office. Scouts from Troop #75142 presented the video they created to address cyber-bullying, and the event provided a vehicle for the fulfillment of the requirements for the Silver Award as they ventured through their MEDIA journey. The event was followed by a "meet and greet" dessert reception. This event was open to those who are ages 9 and older.
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INTERACTIVE MEDIA WORKSHOP
Scouts of Girl Scout Troop #75142 participated in an interactive media workshop at Street-Level Youth Media on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Scouts enjoyed creating and performing their own lyrics, working in the recording studio, and video-recording.
SERVICE PROJECT AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Scouts of Girl Scout Troop #75142 prepared and served lunch at Ronald McDonald House in Winfield, IL on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
aMUSE PANEL DISCUSSION
The Junior Scouts of Girl Scout Troop #75142 embarked on a journey called aMUSE, which enabled them to explore the roles that women play in life and within their communities;the stereotypes that women encounter; and how the media contributes to the perpetuation of stereotypes about women. A panel discussion was held, and it consisted of women from various walks of life who took various career paths. Scouts served as moderators for the panel discussion. Panelists included: Laurie Underwood (Designer on Project Runway - Season 14 and Owner and Designer of Wanda Grace); Jenna Kandah (5th grade teacher at Oak View Elementary School); Esq. Sherri Lynn Hale(Attorney at Law); and Jihan Murray-Smith (Owner of Tea & Crumpets Chicago).
The panel discussion took place on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook, IL, and it was followed by a “meet and greet” dessert reception.
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