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Weekly Troop Spotlight: January 17, 2020

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Girl Scouts around our council are always active – camping, traveling, doing service projects, and making the world a better place. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains invites all Girl Scouts in our council to share photos of their adventures, achievements, projects, and more. Send your photos to us at Be sure to include a description of the event, your troop number and levels involved, when it took place, and any other relevant information.

Giving and receiving at the Bedford Fire Department

Troop 60533 of Bedford, NH, dedicated a portion of their troop meeting on December 18 to put together holiday bags to thank Bedford’s firefighters and first responders. Troop leader Alisa Otterson along with troop members Destinee Thibedeau and Alyvia Valenzia and their mothers delivered 48 bags containing a package of hot cocoa, marshmallows, a candy cane, and some chocolate to Lieutenant Bateman and the on-duty firefighters and first responders.

The girls in the troop learned that these important people in our community work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The lieutenant said he would be working Christmas Day and that Santa makes special arrangements for the children of people who serve our community. It was a great lesson for all the girls in the troop to learn that the holiday season isn’t all about parties and fun but also to recognize and show appreciation to the people in our community who serve us day in and day out.

Their visit to the fire station to deliver the holiday gift bags was well received, but the crew turned it around and made it a fun day for the two girls and the adults who went to deliver the bags. They got to ride in the fire truck with lights and sirens going, and also the ambulance. A paramedic explained everything inside the back of the ambulance, which made it a lot less scary. It turned out to be an amazing visit and one they hope to make again when they work on their First Aid badge.

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