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Troop Spotlight: June 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.

Keeping the Tree Promise in Waterbury, VT

Multi-level Troop 30228 of Waterbury, Vermont, planted a tree at the Waterbury Town Offices as part of the Girl Scout Tree Promise, as well as a remembrance tree for all the Vermonters who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridging in Milton, VT

Troop leader Vicky Herman of Troop 60336 in Milton, VT, shared these photos. She said, “Our girls wanted to make an obstacle course leading up to the bridge. It was very sweet to see the new Brownies helping collect the bean bags, reset the hurdles, and otherwise help out their fellow Daisies as they worked through the course. We also celebrated with plenty of real daisy flowers and chocolate brownies. Our bridge had to be put together, the girls helped, and each rung had a line from the Girl Scout Law. The girls each had a paper flower representing a Daisy flower friend and part of the law. They made tissue paper flowers to help decorate, too.”

Memorial Day in Plymouth, NH

Multi-level Troop 12332 represented SU 224 (Pemi-Baker Community) in the Plymouth, NH, Memorial Day Parade on May 31.

Memorial Day in St. Albans, VT

Troop 30456 of St. Albans, VT/ participated in their local Memorial Day parade.

Brownies at the Mall of NH

Brownie Troop 59165 has made the most of the space available at the Girl Scout Discovery Zone in the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH. At the girls’ first meeting, they made dolls of female role models, and each girl wrote why they chose that woman and what she stands for. They also decided what they want to accomplish in the coming year. At left, they created fairy gardens. Center, they made bird feeders with pine cones they found at the council office in Bedford. At right, they hold the Valentine’s Day wishes they made for a retirement home.

Horses, swaps, and sisterhood at Rockinghorse Ranch

TTroop 30261 of Newport, NH, had a lot of money left over from not being able to do much during the peak of the pandemic, so they decided to take a trip to Rockinghorse Ranch! Many girls also had family members come along. Troop leader Tara Tilton said “the trip was all amazing! and I am not kidding! Tthe girls want to go again, so that means they will be going at sales just as hard in the future!”

At a swaps party they met Junior Troop 40243 from the Heart of Pennsylvania council. The Pennsylvania girls “loved our situpons at the bonfire,” said Tilton, and are now starting a mail exchange.

Bridging at Twin Bridge Park

Girl Scout Junior Troop 10731 from Merrimack, NH, celebrated its bridging ceremony at Twin Bridge Park. Troop leader Meredith Campbell said she is so thankful for the girls' continued commitment to help their community while learning new skills together and developing life-long friendships.

Birthday baskets

Loudon, NH, Troop 60180 was looking for a fun way to help in their community, and settled on raising $40 for each of their eight Daisies and Brownies to put together a birthday box complete with cake, candles, a handmade birthday card, and a gift - and wound up raising $1,000 to make 200 boxes for their local food pantry!

New Ambassadors aim for Gold

Troop 10318 of Londonderry, NH, crossed over the bridge into their final grade level of Girl Scouts. Summer Brow, Amanda Mills, and Jessica Stewart are now Girl Scout Ambassadors. Both Summer and Jessica began their journey through Girl Scouting at the Daisy level. Amanda was recruited into the troop by Jessica Stewart at the Junior level when Jessica moved over into Troop 10318 after her troop disbanded. Throughout the years these Girls have enjoyed many outdoor adventures from Camping in the White Mountains to overnights at the Museum of Science. All three have completed two journeys at the Senior level in preparation to reach for the Gold Award.

Flag Day recognitions

Girl Scout Troop 51211 of Brentwood, NH, celebrated Flag Day 2021 by dedicating a flag pole, United States of America flag, and pollinator garden to the Town of Brentwood with a ceremony at the Brentwood Community Center on Route 125 on June 14. Cadettes Abby Herrick, Lillian Kelley, and Sophie Morrow earned their Girl Scout Bronze Awards, each volunteering more than 40 hours of their time to complete this project.

In addition to being presented their Bronze Awards by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains CEO Patricia Mellor and Troop 51211 Leader Kathleen Kelley, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan commended the girls on their hard work and U.S. Congressman Chris Pappas issued Abby, Lillian, and Sophie Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition. District 3 Executive Councilor Janet Stevens congratulated the Girl Scouts on a job well done and invited them to be her guests and lead the Pledge of Allegiance at an Executive Council meeting, and state Senator William Gannon presented the troop with a New Hampshire Senate Resolution in recognition of their civic engagement and community pride.

State Regent Patricia Jackson, representing the New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution, presented them with Community Service Awards, and Awards Chairman James Veach, representing the New Hampshire Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented the girls with Outstanding Citizenship Awards. The NHSSAR Color Guard provided a festive end to the program with a ceremonial musket volley fire.

Busy Cadettes

The Cadettes of Portsmouth, NH, Troop 12623 have been busy this spring! They learned about saving mammals at the Seacoast Science Center, toured the NHSPCA's new facilities while working on their animal helper badge, facilitated the younger Girl Scout bridge ceremony at camporee, concluded the New Cuisines badge with a virtual Chopped contest, and donated cookies to Portsmouth Regional Hospital- enough for every single employee of every shift of the two units that served COVID patients. They ended the year with a mother-daughter paint night/award ceremony at Board and Brush.

Bridging in Dover, VT

Troop 51403 (and Sadie with her vests) bridged six Brownies to Juniors on June 7 during National Bridging Week in Dover, VT.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains hosted a special event - Be Safe, Stay Healthy – on June 19. Girls and their families learned about emotional health, first aid, D.A.R.E., martial arts, CPR, nutrition, and more.

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