New and old troops are welcoming girls back to fun and friendship
BEDFORD, NH – You’re invited to “press play” with Girl Scouts! After such a challenging year where everything got put on hold, girls are eager to make new friends, test their strengths, and explore new possibilities. The new Girl Scout year is just getting under way, with new troops starting and old ones welcoming new girls.
Imagine your girl building her first fire, carrying out a plan to give comfort to shelter animals, learning the skills to run her own business, designing her own robot – and you’re right there to see it happen. With Girl Scouts, you can share in her successes and watch her grow, learn, and change the world!
Alison Scheiderer’s troop of kindergarten, first and second-graders in Concord are looking forward to their first troop campout and more.
“As a new troop, we have a lot of "firsts' planned for the fall: apple-picking, a corn maze, bridging two of our girls to Brownies, touring the fire department, and learning from troop members about asthma and epilepsy to earn our Safety Awards, beginning to learn about engineering and making model cars at the SEE Science Center among other things. All of our meetings thus far have been outdoors - and it’s a good thing since our girls love to be active. Their favorite things about scouting so far are scavenger hunts and the Banana Song. They are also all really stoked to learn how to build a campfire, wash dishes and cook their own food during our campout.”
Girl Scouts has made a huge difference in so many girls’ lives. Gabby, Abby and Sammi collected items for homeless pets in Salem, NH. Girls in Barton, VT, learned how to make s’mores using a solar oven. Selena sold enough cookies in her first year to pay for a session of Girl Scout summer camp – which she loved! Gold Award Girl Scout Emma wrote a children’s book on what it takes to run for political office and advocated for renovation of her high school. Emma, Jaylin, Lizzie and other girls in their Tilton, NH, troop made blessing bags for adults and children in need. All have made friendships they’ll treasure for a lifetime.
What will your girl gain from Girl Scouting? She can be what you’ve both always dreamed of her becoming. Laughing, smiling, spending time with friends – discovering her best self –experiencing joy. It’s what you want for her. It’s what she wants for herself. It’s what Girl Scouts can do for you both.
Opportunities abound to learn more about Girl Scouts! Join us at the following events:
New Hampshire: CelebratED, at Veterans Park in Manchester, NH, on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Makers Fest at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Touch A Truck at the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hooksett Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m.; the Hampton Fall Festival at Tuck Museum in Hampton, NH, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10; the Bedford Public Library in Bedford, NH, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 19; or the Raymond Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 33 Old Manchester Road, Raymond, NH.
Vermont: the Underhill Harvest Market in Underhill, VT, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, or 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26.
Plus there are numerous school open houses Girl Scouts will be at – check with your school.
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