Troop 10375 of Merrimack spent three years planning and saving for trip
MERRIMACK, NH – When Girl Scouts put their minds to it, they achieve great things. When the girls in Girl Scout Senior Troop 10375 of Merrimack decided to go on an adventure, they saved over $4,000 from their fall product and cookie proceeds to explore Canada this summer.
Troop leader Doreen Rolls said the eight Girl Scouts who had just completed 10th grade at Merrimack High School took a 12-passenger van with their two leaders to Alexander, Maine, then headed to New Brunswick, Canada, stopping at the Fundy Bay National Park then Hopewell Rocks Park, and saw the largest tidal range in the world at Fundy Bay, where the water rises and falls up to 50 feet.
They then drove to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they went out on the water in a large sailboat, learning to raise the sails and tie knots. They visited Halifax Citadel, the Halifax Library, did some shopping, and spent the evening at Peggy’s Cove Light House.
A visit to Prince Edward Island was next, driving over an 8-mile-long bridge, and enjoyed sea kayaking, bike riding, and horseback riding, and visited Greenwich National Park with its floating walkway, Green Gables House, and the capitol city of Charlottetown and its beaches.
They logged more than 2,000 miles between June 24 and 30. “It was an awesome trip!” said Rolls. “The girls have been together in the same troop since K/1, get along really well, and are very responsible, taking care of their own stuff, always ready to go early each morning.”
Traveling is one of the many ways girls can participate in Girl Scouting, whether it is to a local landmark or a global destination. The Girl Scout Travel Progression allows girls to learn the skills they need to become competent travelers, including how to plan and organize trips. Girls can travel with a troop or as an individual member.
Along with troop travel, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers domestic and international trips, such as a council-sponsored trip to Athens and the islands in 2020. Travel gives girls the life skills they need to be G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)™. When girls take the lead, the possibilities are endless!
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.