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Merrimack Girl Scouts collaborate on coloring project


Girl Scout Juniors find a way to work together while staying apart

MERRIMACK, NH Girl Scout Troop 10731 of Merrimack has found new ways to work together despite the need to stay apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elise Tribou, 9, a Girl Scout Junior working on her Scribe badge, submitted the following story.

Despite the current coronavirus outbreak, Girl Scout Junior Troop #10731 from Merrimack continues to work “together”. In April, the troop worked together on a collaborative coloring art project. The project consisted of each troop member completing a coloring page which represented a portion of a larger mural. Then they mailed their completed coloring pages to their Troop Leader, Meredith Campbell, who assembled the final 24-page mural like a puzzle.

Since they were not allowed to have regular meetings in April, this was a fun activity they could do separately while working together on a common goal. The following girls from Troop #10731 each colored a page for this project: Sophia, Allie, Emily, Elise, Avery, Allison, Ella, Katie, Delia, Honor, Nora, and Adelle.

The Troop even allowed family members to participate to make an even larger mural. For example, siblings Maria, Alexa, Rachael, Amy, Izzy, Natalie, Adam, Olivia, Paxton, CJ, and Susie also helped to color a page for the mural. All the participants mailed their completed coloring pages to their Troop Leader in the month of April.

There were several favorite elements of this project. The girls enjoyed the time spent with their siblings coloring their pages together. They also enjoyed seeing the sneak peaks that their Troop Leader posted on the Troop’s Facebook page.

Another interesting part of this project was not knowing the nature of the object you are about to color. Since you are coloring a portion of the mural you do not know if you are coloring a tree, an arm, a leg, or a head. It was really exciting to see how the colors all came together.

The Troop Leader revealed the completed "Spring Garden" mural at their troop Zoom meeting on May 5, 2020. The girls were filled with laughter and smiles when they saw the mural because it was so fun to see all the colors everyone used on their piece. They strongly recommend that other troops, or any group, consider this fun project.

The troop wants to thank Mrs. Campbell for organizing this fun project for them to do!

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