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GE Healthcare volunteers gear up for day of service at southeast Wisconsin Girl Scout camps

5/6/2014
 
MILWAUKEE—GE Healthcare employees will visit two Girl Scout camps in southeast Wisconsin for a day of service on Wednesday, preparing the camps for use in the summer and building a new swing set.
 
For the past 12 years, GE Healthcare employees and retirees who are part of GE Elfun, a society within GE that focuses on volunteerism and community service, have volunteered at Silverbrook Program Center in West Bend and at Camp Winding River in Neosho.
 
GE Healthcare and Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) work closely together to organize the day. This year, about 200 volunteers will step out of the office for the day of service. Volunteers will take on 19 projects, including trail maintenance, firewood collection, painting cabins, building picnic tables, re-decking an observation tower, building a shed and assembling a swing set at Silverbrook Program Center.
 
During the past 12 years, more than 1,500 GE volunteers have contributed nearly 12,000 volunteer hours at the camps. Volunteers have helped to clear brush from trails, build benches, landscape around buildings and remove invasive species from properties, among other tasks.
 
In the event of inclement weather, a rain day has been scheduled for May 14.
 
In 2012, GSWISE honored GE Healthcare with its first ever Corporate Leadership Award. GSWISE initiated the Lighting the Path to Leadership Award to recognize a corporation that reflects what Girl Scouts stand for — helping people at all times and modeling for girls the importance of service.
 
ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS OF WISCONSIN SOUTHEAST
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organiza­tion for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Ranked #4 out of 112 councils nationally in girl market share, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) impacts the lives of more than 29,300 girls in grades K-12 and 7,400 adults in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, and Washington counties; southern Ozaukee County; and East Troy in Walworth County. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.gswise.org, or call 1-800-565-4475.