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Troop Spotlight: April 2021

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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.

Candia cookies, bunnies, and marshmallows

Candia, NH, Girl Scouts Avery and Taylor handed out some Girl Scout cookies to the teachers and staff of Henry Moore School as a thank you for all the support they have provided this year. The school has managed to stay open so far this year thanks to the support of the employees. Top right, Girl Scout Taylor earned her Inventor badge as the troop tried to build bridges using toothpicks and a combination of marshmallows, fruit snacks, and raisins. Troop leader Miriam Wilcox said “It was so interesting to see the variety of solutions the girls came up with to bridge the gap. The girls also had fun explaining to the group some of their design decisions and lessons learned.” The Girl Scouts also helped the Easter Bunny with a community egg hunt, which turned out to be during a short snow squall!

Girl Scout takes Silver and Bronze at U.S. Paralympics

Girl Scout Ambassador Abby Duffy won silver and bronze medals at the US Paralympics Alpine Skiing Nationals in Colorado last month. Duffy, of Troop 22292 in Concord, NH, is blind but is guided by her father. She skis giant slalom and slalom.

World Thinking Day in Amherst

Chiara Yates, leader of Girl Scout Troop 60262 in Amherst, NH, shared photos of her girls’ World Thinking Day event. Each girl researched a country and brought food from that country. The girls then had a passport and received a stamp for every country they visited. The countries they “visited” were Thailand, Japan, France, Australia, Canada, China, Germany and Ireland.

Dover donations and recyling

The Girl Scouts of Troop 13946 in Dover, NH, had a very successful cookie season! After the sales, they took all the empty boxes they had to the Dover recycling center.

Leader Tiffany Bonneau said they collected 149 boxes for the Gift of Caring programs, which they donated to Kirkwood Corners, Lee Pines at Newmarket, Newmarket Riverwoods in Durham, the Little Free Library in Dover, Seabrook Food Pantry and our local Hometown Heroes. They also helped with running the COVID vaccination clinic at the Dover Park & Ride.

In addition to their in-person donations, this troop also collected an additional 17 boxes of cookies through online donations that will be distributed to their local hometown heroes as part of the council’s Hometown Heroes program.

“Thank you everyone for helping us to spread some yummy kindness this year!” said Tiffany.

Fulfilling the Tree Promise

Girl Scout Troop 58461, a multi-level troop of Brownies and Juniors, worked extremely hard cleaning up the leaves and debris outside their meeting place in Pelham, NH. They filled eight bags of leaves in an hour and a half. They also planted a tree as part of their Girl Scout Tree Promise, as well as planting flowers.

Troop Leader Kris Melanson said, “We are extremely proud of them and their hard work. They decided to use some of money that they earned from their cookie sales to buy the trees and plants.”

Taking care of Mother Earth

Troop 60244 of Rochester, NH, helped clean up Rochester as their Earth Day project! They had one Daisy, two Brownies, and one Junior from their troop help, plus one Daisy and one Brownie who are individually registered participate. On April 27, a few of the Girl Scouts from Troop 60244 dropped off cookie donations to Wentworth Douglas Hospital.

Cookies become groceries

Troop 58666 of Meredith, NH, went food shopping, for their local food pantry, with their cookie proceeds from 2020.

Giving hearts

Girl Scout Troop 12332 in Plymouth, NH, made a meaningful donation. Leader Kristen Downing de Almeida said, “We donated cookies, much needed supplies, gift cards and money... The girls had chosen the David House last year, but we were not able to donate much because of COVID, so everyone decided to benefit them again this year!”

Cleanup crew

Jessica Joyal, leader of Troop 51226 in Swanzey, NH, says she has some pretty amazing girls. “They are always so giving. They are the most generous individuals and I am so proud of them! We are always giving back to our community. We've made care kits for the homeless, cleaned up a campground's garden getting it ready for summer, collected/donated food to Food Drives, donated/collected items for our local Monadnock Humane Society including baking homemade healthy dog treats, and today (April 17) my girls picked up trash in our town. The girls felt the love from people driving by honking and thanking us, and coming out of their homes. One nice lady made us a sign as we came back through picking up trash. Here are some pictures of today and including one with that nice lady and her sign for us.”

Earth Day effort

Girl Scouts in Troop 51375 of Nottingham, NH, picked up trash along Stage Road in honor of Earth Day. They are certainly making the world a better place!

Girl Scouts in disguise

Girl Scouts in Winooski, VT, have been busy! The sold 8,628 packages of cookies this season, with 310 going to the Gift of Caring program, and proceeds funding scholarships, camper-ships, summer camps, uniforms, trips, camping, robotics, archery, higher awards and so much more. The Daisy Girl Scouts of Troop 58806 have been working on their leaves and petals and earned their Safety pin. They also earned their Promise Center, which demonstrated their knowledge of the Girl Scout Promise. The Brownies have been busy earning their Computer Expert, STEM career exploration, My Best Self, My Family Story badges. In February, Juniors, Cadettes and Ambassadors worked on the Detective and Special Agent badges. We had fun with a digital escape room (puzzle solving and code breaking), learned how spies use disguise (see photo of the troop members in disguise). In March they worked on their Drawing badge by developing personal logos, exploring perspective, textures and having fun with Zentangles.

On March 12, they celebrated the 109th anniversary of Girl Scouting by earning their Girl Scout Way badge. Over Zoom, they made mug cakes and sang Happy Birthday, and created and decorated Flat Juliettes. They capped off the birthday celebration with a dance party, attaching glow sticks to transform themselves into dancing skeletons. “Lights out and music up!” said leader Amy Lothrop. “We had a blast.”

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