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Duke Energy Foundation gives $5000 to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

Last Updated on January 11, 2024 by Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

(Fort Wayne, IN) – Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana recently received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) in Cass, Fulton, Huntington, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. The GSLE focuses on building skills in four areas: STEM, the outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship.

Highlights of recent Girl Scout troop activities held in these counties included:

  • Elizabeth Grandstaff with Girl Scout Troop 00106 did a community service project that recognized Logansport Police Department officers with an appreciation candy bag (above)
  • Troop 53015 in Huntington County held a bridging ceremony this summer.
  • Keely Roe, a Girl Scout alum from Warsaw, was one of seven girls in 2023 to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. She also received a $10,000 Gold Award Scholarship from Girl Scouts of the USA and served as a delegate at the National Girl Scout Convention in Orlando, Florida.
  • Girl Scouts throughout the 22-county service area attended the annual STEM Expo, held October 7 at Purdue Fort Wayne.
  • Troop 00070 in Kosciusko County learned about making campfires safely at Camp Logan in November.

To learn more about Girl Scouts and register, visit www.gsnim.org

SOURCE: News release from Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

About Girl Scouts® and Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

Today, as when founded in 1912, Girl Scouts® helps cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls, enabling them to succeed as leaders today and tomorrow. Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana provides leadership experiences for about 4,000 girls ages 5-17. They are guided by more than 2,000 adult volunteers who mentor them and work behind-the-scenes to support Girl Scouts and our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

About Duke Energy

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 890,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.

About the Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually in charitable gifts to Indiana and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/Foundation.