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Troop Spotlight: December 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.

Tamworth troop helps community

Troop 58001 in Tamworth, NH, has been taking action in their community this year. They carved jack-o-lanterns for local nursing home residents and decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees and Meals on Wheels.

Girl Scouts honor those who served

Girl Scouts from Troop 10424 in Gilford/Laconia, NH, helped lay wreaths at the Boscawen Veterans’ Cemetery for the holiday. This was a special event, laying the wreaths on stones, reading each name front and back, and saying thank you to each. Hundreds of other volunteers also joined in the morning activities - friends and family and fellow veterans. The girls want to make this an annual community service activity.

Atkinson Troop 12573 Brownies and Ambassadors also placed wreaths for that event, as did Girl Scouts in Peterborough, who were featured on WMUR-TV.

Rope runners race

Cadette Troop 59183 of Plymouth, NH, held a Rope Runner Derby on November 29 for the local Girl Scout community. Each girl received a kit and then built their own rope runners and decorated them to look like a flamingo, a snowman, a peace dove, a pineapple, a rainbow, and more. Girls raced to find the three fastest racers and then also received trophies for the cutest, most original, scariest, most colorful, and Girl Scout-iest.

Clothing drive in Bedford

Gold Award Girl Scout Raquel Deleo of Bedford Troop 13973 stands by the bags and boxes of clothing her troop collected to help the needy.

Girls Rock the Capitol

A group of 10 Girl Scouts gathered in person at Camp Farnsworth and online for the initial meeting of Girls Rock the Capitol, a six-month-long internship program that pairs high schoolers with female legislators in both Vermont and New Hampshire. The group will complete the Mission Sisterhood or Justice Journey as part of their experience. They are also planning a virtual legislative program on Zoom March 9. These girls are very invested in leading the way for the future!

Rochester Girl Scouts on parade

Girl Scouts from SU223 in Rochester, NH, participated in a holiday parade and won second place for showing all the fun and hard work they do as Girl Scouts.

Helping animals and learning about safety

Troop 51466 in Pelham, NH, is a mixed level troop of Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes who decided to spend some of the proceeds the troop earned from Fall Product sales on donations to the Pelham Animal Control Animal Shelter. The girls dropped off the donations and took a guided tour of the Pelham Police Station learning how the police department functions.

A lesson in kindness

Troop 10142 in Portsmouth, NH, did a lesson in kindness and gratitude for November. They talked about ways they can be kind and helpful to others who may be having a harder time right now. The girls, who range from Daisy to Cadette, made care packages for mothers in shelters stuffed with donated items to make them feel good about themselves, including uplifting messages and things we can do to show kindness.

Spreading the joy of the season

Christmas in St. Albans

Troop 30456 in St. Albans, VT, decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees, even making the ornaments. Leader Deb Morton said they have also done a back-to-school supply drive that allowed them to contribute to five schools and Spectrum, planned Christmas caroling and a toy drive, and were set to do a tour of the local police station.

Musical cheer in Concord

Girl Scout Troop 20507 in Concord, NH, decided to videotape holiday music to send to nursing homes since they can’t carol in person.

Troy toy drive

Daisy Troop 61845 from Essex Junction, VT, recently used troop funds to donate gifts to Troy's Toy Drive in Essex. The Troop funds and family gift donations totaled almost $500 in gifts for local children to receive this holiday season. The girls loved picking out gifts for the community and pick up by Troy with his holiday light car that blasts holiday tunes! They loaded him up on December 5.

The timing of this also paired well with the troop’s completion of the Toy Designer badge. Over two meetings, the girls designed, received feedback, redesigned created sales posters and "commercial" skits. Leader Marie Daneau said, “This badge was so much fun!”

Lifting spirits at Concord Hospital

Concord Troop 61345 made thank you cards for healthcare workers at Elliott Hospital in Manchester, NH, and postcards for Concord Hospital patients. With a few of Girl Scouts working on these outside of meetings, They ended up with 175 holiday postcards for hospital patients.

Angel ornaments brighten the season

Multilevel Troop 30228 of Waterbury, VT, was at Bridgeside Books’ "Reindeer Rendezvous" in Waterbury on December 19, and sold about 150 angel ornaments that they made and donated all the proceeds to the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre. The girls also met Dasher and Cupid before they headed to the North Pole! They displayed empty cookie boxes just to let people know that cookie season is about to start and to look for the Girl Scout booth soon.

Cards for Christmas cheer

Cadette Troop 12553 from Bow, NH, created 48 Christmas cards for the staff of Concord Hospital to help spread much needed Christmas cheer.

Carols and reminiscing

Raymond, NH, multi-level Troop 10427 went caroling at Colonial Poplin Assisted Living, where they met five former Girl Scouts who shared their favorite memories of Girl Scouting 60 and 70 years earlier.

Fostering caring hearts

Troop 60180 in Loudon, NH, had a very successful event to raise gifts for children in foster care. The troop made handmade cards and ornaments and sold them at a craft fair in town. They used 100% of money raised for gifts, donating their supplies. They were able to raise $1,200 to help buy gifts for children in foster care and children who are unhoused. Leader Sheena Corbett said “So proud, as always, of my troop and what they choose to do for their community throughout the years!”

Wagon ride and carols

The Girl Scouts of Ferrisburgh, VT, Troop 30066 got to enjoy a wagon ride as they went caroling.

Troop Leader Cynthia Bradley said: “This is something that I have wanted to do with my troop for a number of years. We decorated the wagon with lots of lights of all different colors and then added a few decorations. I had the girls write up a list of songs that they would like to sing and then we downloaded the songs onto a phone and hooked it up to a speaker. We then mapped out a route on one side of town where we knew the roads would be relatively flat and also where we knew there were a number of elderly people that might enjoy seeing us. We put it out on our Facebook pages that we would be caroling and to look for us. We told people that if they saw us coming to give us a wave or shout and we would stop and sing a song with them, which we did, but we sang and waved to people all along the way. I had bought sequin-adorned elf hats for all of the girls to wear. Then it started to snow shortly before we left which just added to the festive mood. We were supposed to have 11 of our 14 girls attend but we ended up with 9 but they were troupers. We had so much fun!”

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