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Richmond girls enjoying first year as Girl Scouts

Richmond Troop 62845
Girl Scouts in a new Richmond troop are enjoying a variety of adventures in their first year, including a nature hike, a corn maze, visiting the fire department, and more. (Courtesy photo)

New troop in Richmond is actively making their community a better place

RICHMOND, VT – Girl Scout Troop 62845 has been very active since forming last fall, learning life skills that will serve them well as they grow up. The troop includes 11 Daisies and Brownies in kindergarten through third grade in Richmond.

Troop Leader Annie Lajoie said Richmond has not had a Girl Scout troop in a while, but that changed this year with this new troop, whose members are having a great time earning badges, going on adventures, and doing community projects together.

“In the three months since this troop formed,” she said, “they have worked on badges including the Citizen Scientist badge, the Trail Adventurer badge, the Senses badge, the Home Scientist badge, and the Philanthropist badge; gone on adventures each month - so far to the Audubon, a corn maze, and soon the Bird Museum and a fire department; decorated sugar skulls while learning about Día de Los Muertos; and most importantly, they do a community project each month: they have handed out compasses at Richmond’s Halloween on the Green, baked and distributed treats and cookies to community members, collected pajamas and toys for foster families and donated their own new items with gift cards to Monkey Do, and are currently collecting items for the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS.) They also have a continuous can and bottle drive at the Lucky Spot in Richmond so they are able to fund their community projects or supplement the items received in their collections.”

Lajoie said the Girl Scouts are currently learning lessons about financial literacy with the Girl Scout Cookie program, through which they will fund their year-end adventure. She is grateful to the town for its support.

“Richmond has been a wonderful and supportive community for these girls and we are excited to have a positive effect on the members of this community as well as being able to learn and grow from them,” she said.

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