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Area Girl Scouts see ‘Friendship Rocks’ party as a way to attract new members

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PEORIA (HOI) - Central Illinois Girl Scouts spent their Friday crafting and building friendships in the process.

The scouts called it a "Friendship Rocks" party where they introduced prospective new members to scouting.

The organization wants to give those who aren't Girl Scouts yet a sneak peak at what they do in the community.

Those who attended Friday painted rocks and gave them to a friend or hid them for people to find.

Jenn Miller, member engagement coordinator, said crafting is a small part of kids do in Girl Scouts.

"Some people think that all we do is run around in the woods, or all we do is crafts, but there's so many different opportunities," said Miller.

"We do STEM, we do coding, there are so many opportunities and it's all girl, let the girls make the decisions. That's where we really instill that confidence in them," Miller added.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois said it serves 13,000 girls and 4,000 adult members in 38 area counties.

Other information is available on the organization's website.

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