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Derry Girl Scouts wrap up a busy year
Girl Scout Troop 12130 in Derry, NH, has had a busy Girl Scout year.
Brownies recently completed their Painting badge, along with the
Juniors (who received a fun patch), and created a beautiful collage of
their paintings. They painted a self-portrait with themselves holding
a half-heart, painted in colors that represent their feelings since
the quarantine. In the background, the girls included a painting of
their home. They then connected each of the half hearts with one
Brownie and one Junior to show that the girls are still connected. The
girls are quite proud of their creation and are hoping to share it
with others to make them happy.
They also put together a “Thank You Heroes” collage. This was included in a Thank You Basket (created by a community group called #Basketops). It was delivered to the staff at Derry Rehab & Healthcare (formerly Aurora Senior Living) that take care of our senior citizen friends who live there. In addition to the treats, personal care items and ear protectors included in the donated basket, the girls also added donated Girl Scout fall product goodies and their Thank You Heroes sign. The staff was very thankful for this donation.
The girls have been thinking of their
senior citizen Aurora Friends quite a bit since COVID-19 caused their
regular visits to be put on hold. Prior to COVID-19, they had visited
with them for Reverse Trick or Treating, Gingerbread House Building,
caroling, a Girl Scout vintage uniform parade and Valentine’s card
delivery. Since the quarantine, the girls have shown their love by
participating in a community drive-by parade through the nursing home
parking lot, donating Girl Scout cookies, hand making cards/letters
during a “My Dear Friend letter writing party with Kristina Lachaga,”
creating a “We Miss You” video and completing their TAP video that was
geared towards creating sensory baskets for the seniors at this
facility. They miss their Aurora Friends very much but hope that they
know how much the troop is thinking about them.
Another Take Action Project that the girls have been working hard on is getting a local chapter of the Homeless Pets Club established. They have partnered with the Derry Humane Society to put together this club that helps pets get adopted. The girls created posters to market the club and a leader recruitment video to find an adult volunteer who might be interested in leading the youth group. So far they haven’t found the right match to lead the club, so the project is on hold for now, but they’re hopeful that somebody will step forward soon.
Girl Scouts in Lunenburg, Vermont, honored four members who earned their highest awards on Saturday, October 17. Earning their Bronze Awards were Juniors Lillian Blais and Alia Williams. Earning their Silver Awards were Isabella Simonds and Hailey Williams.
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