CAC Director Jamie Dempsey-Butcher told The Logan Banner that she felt the action was touching.
"When I heard about it, I thought it was a very sweet thing for a young person to do to show abused or neglected children that people really do care about them," she said.
Ivy Cochran, a Girl Scout from Boone County, was working on community service projects for scouting when she found out about the Child Advocacy Center, which will work with children who come through the court system in abuse and neglect cases, Dempsey Butcher explained.
Cochran is a fourth grade student attending Ramage Elementary School in Boone County. Ivy's mom, Lisa Cochran, is a very active troop leader in both Logan and Boone Counties.
"Ivy is a junior scout now, going into the fourth grade, but we have always joked that Ivy was a Girl Scout before she was born," said Debbie O'Dell, Field Executive, for cluster 47 of the Girl Scouts. "I have work with Lisa Cochran for about 12 to 15 years, way before Ivy was born, and I love working with her. Lisa has two other daughters in the Girl Scouts as well, her oldest is a lifetime member, the middle child is in highschool and then Ivy is the baby. Lisa is very knowledgable and has worked hard to instill the Girl Scout values in, not only her daughters, but in the entire troop. Those values include giving back to the community and you can see that clearly in Ivy, who is working with the Logan County Child Advocacy Center. Ivy saw a need and is working very hard to fullfill that need and we are very proud of her."
Jamie Dempsey-Butcher said Cochran's good deeds and her concern for other children is deeply appreciated.
"That is what this Center is all about