New troop in Walpole is active in the community
WALPOLE, NH – Girl Scout Troop 62354 has been very active since forming at the end of this past summer, learning life skills that will serve them well as they grow up. The troop includes nine Daisies in kindergarten and first grade in Walpole.
Troop Leader Stephanie Carroll said the troop has started off strong, and said she and co-leader Elizabeth Snide decided to volunteer when they found out there was no local Daisy troop for their two 6-year-olds.
“We mostly meet inside with masks at the Walpole Town Hall,” said Carroll. “The girls have been practicing the (Girl Scout) Promise, Law, and friendship circle song. My co-troop leader Elizabeth made a nice tri-fold board so the girls can track their progress and Kaper roles at each meeting. So overall they have been primarily working on petals (equivalent to badges). We found actually (and maybe it’s because things are strange and scary right now), that the girls crave the meet ups and very much look forward to it. Their interest has not wavered over the last few months. And luckily, at their ages it doesn’t take large groups and lots of fancy field trips to build confidence, leadership, responsibility, and show them how to be a decent friend/citizen. Elizabeth and I try and keep each meeting exciting with new crafts and games with lessons to be learned, but at the same time we push organization and routine.”
The troop enjoyed a winter solstice celebration in December that included hot cocoa, making candles and wreaths, and an outdoor yule spiral to make a wish for the coming year. Now they are starting their first Girl Scout Cookie season, planned a trip to Disney on Ice in Manchester, and hope to go ice skating.
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