BEDFORD, NH – The residents at Carlyle Place, an assisted-living facility in Bedford, enjoyed a visit April 30 from Girl Scout Troop 60533, which has girls in grades 4-6.
Troop Leader Alisa Otterson said they started out with about eight participants, but soon had 16 people sharing stories, singing Girl Scout songs, and creating little planters with artificial succulents.
“We brought terracotta planting pots, succulents (not real so no care needed), paints, brushes and rocks and the residents each painted their pots and then put their succulents in them with the rocks to have something spring like to cheer up their room,” said Otterson. “The girls heard great stories from residents that used to be Girl Scouts, stories of how husbands and wives met (and are there together) and so much more.”
The event began with the Girl Scout promise and law and ended with all of the residents singing Girl Scout songs like “Yes She Can,” The Moose Song,” and “Make New Friends.”
Girl Scouts who attended were Aislinn Doherty with her troop leader mom, Kristin Doherty, Otterson, Destinee Thibedeau, Alyvia Valenza, and Kunmi Lafa. The girls loved it so much they said they want to go back every month. Plans are already being made with the events coordinator, Alicia Sell at Carlyle Place.
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