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The final design of Jewel the Fox.
The final design of Jewel the Fox.

Local Girl Scout creates winning camp mascot


Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:45 pm

Homage to Juliette Gordon Low and ‘Psych’ star Maggie Lawson’s Det. Juliet O’Hara

Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce Girl Scout Cyrene Blackley of Lockport as the winner of the 2020 Camp Windy Meadows Mascot Design Contest.

The contest was offered as part of the 2020 summer camp alternative programming. Girl Scouts all over Western New York were invited to design a camp mascot for Camp Windy Meadows located in Lockport. The camp operates as a day camp during the summer and is available for troops, programming, and rentals during the rest of the year. The camp did not have a mascot yet, unlike the other Girl Scouts of Western New York properties.

Cyrene’s concept was to honor Juliette Gordon Low. In 1912, Low founded the nationwide Girl Scout organization.

Cyrene commented, “I picked a baby fox as the animal because every time we go to Camp Windy Meadows, my mom and I get there first to set up and we always see a fox in the field. I named her after Juliette Gordon Low. I love watching a TV show called ‘Psych’ and one of the main characters is named Juliette and they call her Jules for short. So, I thought Jewel would be the perfect nickname for the fox.”

Cyrene won a camp T-shirt, a camp patch, and a $25 gift card to the Girl Scouts of Western New York stores. Her mascot will also be used on camp correspondence, marketing materials, and future camp merchandise.

To learn more about Girl Scouts or the GSWNY camp properties, visit gswny.org.

Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) serves nearly 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Batavia, Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Rochester.

Cyrene Blackley’s original concept submission.

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