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Families share the Girl Scout experience

GIrl Scout Families
Girl Scouting is an opportunity for families to connect, create memories, and together work to make the world a better place. Shown are two such families. At left, Baoqin Zhang and her husband have two daughters, the youngest a Girl Scout Daisy in Nashua, NH. (Courtesy photo). At right, Maura Moreno-Wright and her husband, Joshua Wright of Somersworth, NH, with daughters Taleya Puckerin – a Girl Scout Cadette, and Mia Wright – a Girl Scout Daisy. (GSGWM photo)

Girls and their families are invited to join!

BEDFORD, NH – Families are invited to be a part of their girl’s Girl Scout adventure! Parents and other caregivers love to see their girls blossom as they gain the skills to be successful and life, and everyone can share in the experiences that Girl Scouts have, whether it’s going camping as a family, supporting a girl’s first business as a cookie entrepreneur, and more.

The benefits of Girl Scouting to the family and girl are vast. Girl Scouts are more likely than other girls to get excellent grades, graduate from high school and college, and to expect a great future for themselves.

Joshua Wright of Somersworth, New Hampshire, is proud to be a Girl Scout dad, with a daughter in Daisies and a stepdaughter in Cadettes.

“Girl Scouts gives me things to do with them as a family, to watch them grow – doing things more independently, for the future,” he said. “I helped them get their Bronze Award.”

James Selleck of Middlebury, Vermont, and his wife, Janet, are guiding three granddaughters through Girl Scouting. Before they were married, Janet led a Girl Scout troop in Germany. After years of leading their three sons through Boy Scouting, they were happy to switch to Girl Scouts to lead a multi-level troop for their oldest granddaughter.

“We have an area in our family room dedicated to Girl Scout activities,” James said. “We have done badges and training at UVM, Twin Hills, Camp Farnsworth and Camp Sunrise. Janet and I were leaders, and the two older girls attended the 2019 Green Mountain Day Camp at Lake Dunmore. Last year we met every other week, but at the girl’s request we are now meeting weekly. We spend the first 90 minutes … finding nature items in the woods around the camp, then the girls have fun cooking or other fun activities with grandma. Even then, they are not ready to stop the fun and go home. They have even asked if they could meet twice a week, but we said we needed time to prepare!”

In Nashua, New Hampshire, Baoqin Zhang’s younger of two daughters participates as a Girl Scout Daisy, and the whole family is looking forward to running a cookie booth, camping, and trips.

“We loved camping and trips, we hope we can go with Girl Scouts,” said Zhang.

Not every girl joins a Girl Scout troop, so family involvement is even more important for those who participate as individually registered girls. Girl Scout Brownie Amelia Stacey benefits from the involvement of her parents as she takes on the many opportunities offered through virtual programming.

“We have enjoyed classes, campaigns, camping, star gazing, science fun, history fun, art activities, virtual meetings and virtual classes. So much more fun and learning!” said Jenny Stacey, of Montpelier, Vermont. “We love enjoying as many activities as we can do together as a family. Girl Scouts has added so much more excitement and learning added to our homeschooling! Plus, lots of new people and friends!”

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is the council serving girls and their families across New Hampshire and Vermont. The council offers in-person and virtual programming, summer resident and day camps, and gives strong support to every girl and troop leader.

Through Girl Scouts, girls grow in ways that change everything about the way she holds herself, the way she expresses herself, and how big she dreams. This kind of growth is the most important outcome of her Girl Scout experience and what will help her harness her potential and live her best life.

Our program offers meaningful experiences that have been proven to teach girls about themselves and their own potential in their schools, communities, and society at large.

As troop leader and mother, Maura Moreno-Wright said, ““It’s a lifestyle. Girl Scouts allows them (the girls) to try anything they want to try and get a substantial understanding of it.”

When your girl takes part in Girl Scouting, she’s following in the footsteps of numerous female world leaders, astronauts, inventors, entrepreneurs, and artists. There’s no limit to where Girl Scouts can take her! Find out more and join at

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 nearly 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit