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Girl Scouts prepare for Appalachian Trail trip

Troop 10318 Londonderry at JetBoil
Girl Scout Troop 10318 visited JetBoil in Manchester to learn about camp stoves in preparation for a hiking trip. Leader Beth Brow, back, is joined by Amanda Mills, Autumn Chadbourne, Jessica Stewart, Kaileigh Cypher, and Summer Brow. (Courtesy photo)

Cadettes visit JetBoil for tour of camp stove maker

LONDONDERRY, NH | Girl Scout Cadettes in Troop 10318 love to be outdoors, and they are working toward their goal of spending several days on the Appalachian Trail. To get there, they are practicing their outdoor skills, but also putting their full effort into Girl Scout Cookie and fall product sales to provide the funding for their trek.

Troop Leader Beth Brow said the Girl Scouts want to cover all their expenses for practice runs, the few days on the New Hampshire loop of the Appalachian Trail, as well as partial cost for the backpacks they’ll need.

“We had a successful fall product sale, and are looking to have an equally successful cookie sale!” she said. “The fundraising we are doing is to provide all the equipment and expenses needed for our outdoor success!”

The girls have spent the past few years earning their Outdoor Journey Award and other certifications. They have been hiking, camping in the back country and canoeing, and they are certifying the adults needed for their big trek. They've also gone on practice hikes and primitive camping sessions.

Being able to cook outdoors is an essential skill, so the girls took a tour of JetBoil in Manchester on Feb. 7, which took them through the process of making a cooking stove for the outdoors. They showed the Girl Scouts how to use and properly care for the equipment.

“Our troop would highly recommend this tour to any outdoor adventurous troops who like to go camping or hiking,” said Brow, “as this is a great piece of equipment essential to the trail!”

She added that JetBoil was “extremely generous and went above and beyond with our troop, as we were the first Girl Scouts to have participated in a tour in Manchester.”

The Girl Scout Cookie program is the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States, and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues collect fewer than eight cents of every dollar granted by philanthropic foundations in the country, each and every Girl Scout Cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.

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