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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include a description of the event, your troop number and
levels involved, when it took place, and any other relevant
Hard work rewarded
Girl Scout Leila of Charlestown, NH, sold 961 packages of Girl Scout Cookies last year for Troop 30261, but this year sold an unprecedented 11,597 boxes! Troop Leader Tara Tilton said “This second-year Brownie is a ROCK STAR and she was feeling that today as she came just under the wire in spending those cookie credits. She had a totally awesome time shopping at the Bedford store.”
It’s maple sugar season
Troop 60183 of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, visited Windswept Maples Farm in Loudon, NH . To earn the Maple Sugaring patch, they learned about the entire process - from identifying maple trees, to testing with a hydrometer and preparing the bottle for shelves. The girls had a blast learning about an industry in their own community!
Helping animals and making music
Troop 10638 from Greenville/New Ipswich, NH, “adopted” a 12-week-old
puppy at the Humane Society as they worked on their pets and animal
habitats. They each came up with a name and received an adoption
certificate. They worked together to talk about what animals need to
be happy and healthy. They made little collars for their stuffed dogs
with their names on them and had some fun things to work on at home to
come back and share.
They also worked on music and using resources wisely. They had to find things around the house that could be turned into musical instruments. Leader Heather said “We had quite a few guitars, harmonica and some maracas - I reused some of my Cricut vinyl tube rolls and we made rain sticks using beans and rice.” She added that “We’ve been having a great time this year. The troop is much smaller than usual, but hopefully we will start growing in numbers next year again!”
Cookies for cops and firefighters
The Girl Scouts of Troop 60259 in Londonderry, NH, donated 48 boxes of cookies to the Londonderry Police and Fire Departments on April 6. The girls were shown a K9 demonstration and a quick tour of the fire house. The girls are having another community sock drive as they did in the fall, this time looking to collect 2,000 new clean socks for those in need.
Thanking pandemic heroes
On April 8, Troop 30228 of Waterbury, VT, donated five cases of assorted Girl Scout cookies to the nurses at Central Vermont Medical Center. At each of their cookie booths there was a donation box for people to purchase and donate cookies to our pandemic heroes. The girls thought all the nurses needed a special treat after the past couple of years they've endured.
World Thinking Day in Plymouth
VSC Bev Tedeschi said, “We had a great turnout at our Pemibaker Community 224 Thinking Day on Saturday, April 2, with over 80 girls and probably another 40+ leaders and parents from troops from all over our council. It was held at Plymouth Regional Hugh School in Plymouth, NH. In addition to the various countries that the troops chose, we also had displays for WAGGGS, Destinations, The Tree Promise and Camp. All of our proceeds are going to either camp or Destination scholarships.”
A special cookie booth visit
The girls got a once in a lifetime opportunity while holding their
cookie booth at Woodsville Walmart on April 9. Board of Directors
Council President/Board Chair Tara Pacht chatted with the girls and
gave them all her unique patch and graciously agreed to pose for a
“What an awesome experience this was for them!” said Tanya Whittum, leader of Troop 50082 in Whitefield.
Spa science with the STEM van
Girl Scouts from different areas were able to learn about spa science with the council’s STEM van at our Williston, VT, office on April 2. They made bath bombs, lip balm, and bath mixes.
Hospital and animal shelter helped by Girl Scouts
Troop 60278 in Morristown, VT, is a group of 18 Daisies and Brownies. Troop Leader Jessica Abisla said, “The girls worked hard at cookie booths this year and had time at a recent meeting to determine who they would donate cookies to. It was a unanimous vote among their three groups - Copley Hospital staff ‘because they help people!’ And North Country Animal League (NCAL) staff ‘because they help animals!’ They then decorated hearts with words of thanks, love and appreciation to be placed on the donated boxes. Troop members who were available dropped off donations to both places. They even picked some items off the NCAL wish list to treat the animals and got to tour the adoption center and barn!
Keeping the environment healthy
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 62526 decided to do a trash pickup in Plymouth, NH, to help with their understanding of protecting our environment. The Daisies have been working on their Thinking Day Award, which focuses on the environment.
Earth Day in Concord
On Earth Day, April 22, IRG Girl Scout Daisy Savannah worked on the
Between Earth and Sky Journey in Concord, NH. She planted white spruce
seedlings and posted plaques to note what they are. Her mother wrote
to us to say you can stop in the Blossom Hill Cemetery office to see
where the seedlings were planted and the accompanying plaques.
She said, “Let me tell you, she is an amazing child with how she planted and listened and soaked it all up. She is loving these one-on-one Journeys to help the community.”
The plaque on the stone wall reads:
GIRL SCOUT OATH
On my honor, I will try
To do my duty to God and my country
To help other people at all times,
And to obey the Girl Scout laws.
Financial Lit 101
To celebrate Financial Literacy month, Troop 58007 of Shaftsbury, VT, visit the Tri-State Area Federal Credit Union and was able to have a tour and talk with the credit union’s Chief Business Officer, Linda M. Bow.
Girl Scout Cadette Hailey of Troop 10345 in Candia, NH, volunteered to help the Easter Bunny at the Easter egg hunt in town. She helped hide eggs for each grade level, marked off boundaries for safety, and walked around with the bunny to hand out candy and gift baskets to the golden egg winners, making sure to stop the Easter Bunny for photo opportunities with each child who wanted to say hello.
Fairy houses in the forest
Girl Scout Troop 10427 of Raymond, NH, created fairy houses for a fairy walk fundraising event. Each one is made of recycled items or natural elements.
Marching in the Maple Festival
Troop 30456 participated in the St. Albans, VT, Maple Festival parade. Troop Leader Sara Blow said they won best youth float!
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