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Troop Spotlight: May 2022


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.

Freshening up the USA

When the Girl Scouts of Troop 10705 of Nashua, NH, were in third grade, they painted a map of the USA on the playground of their elementary school. Troop Leader Sandra Haines said “Their school allowed my troop, and others, meet there for many years. This was our way of saying thank you. It was a big project that had the support of many volunteers, including parents, friends and the PTO. Many hands make light work! Every year since, my troop (sometimes with additional volunteers) went back and repainted the map. We missed one year due to COVID, but that was it. Now the troop is down to two girls, Katie Bevilacqua and Lauren Mahaney. These girls are seniors in high school. So, today we went back and painted the playground for the final time. I am proud of their hard work and dedication every year!”

Robotics in action

Amherst Girl Scout Junior Troop 58250 recently earned their "Design a Robot" badge and had the chance to work with the Souhegan High School FIRST Robotics team. The troop would like to thank Nick Lambros and the students at SHS for their time and talents. It was great to learn so much more about robots and see it in action.

Making Amherst and Mont Vernon beautiful

Amherst/Mont Vernon, NH, Girl Scout Troops 59205 and 61564 participated in the townwide cleanups on Saturday, April 23, removing trash from the Mont Vernon Village School and Clark Wilkins School.

Cookie dancer

Julie Taylor, leader of Troop 61845 in Georgia, VT, had a “Cookie Dancer” to help with their Girl Scout Cookie sales. The Cookie Dancer was spotted at locations around the area – sometimes better known as Julie’s husband, Louis Taylor. He does a great job helping this Girl Scout troop sell cookies.

Scout the Sloth goes on adventures

Troop 59095 in Jaffrey/Rindge recently adopted a mascot, Scout the Sloth! Scout goes home with each girl between our meetings and goes on adventures with the girls, and they share their adventures when they return to the meeting. This helps the girls learn about sharing and encourages them to use their voice in a group! Featured in the pictures is Daisy Girl Scout Nora, who brought Scout on a hike with her family to Mount Watatic. She’ll be earning her Trail Adventure badge for completing this activity with her family and Scout!

How much sugar is in that?

Girl Scout Troop 51605 from Nashua, NH, enjoyed meeting dietitian Alyssa Hickey from the Nashua Hannaford Supermarket, who came to discuss healthy food choices as part of a "Celebrating Me" badge series that the girls are working on in the month of May! The girls learned about reading labels and measured the amount of sugar in many common beverages to gain perspective about what they are consuming. What an amazing program and learning experience for the girls!

A day at Camp Kettleford

Troop 61281 of Weare, NH, sent a “big thank you to Camp Kettleford” for allowing them to do a Day of Camping. They learned how to build a one-match fire, compass skills, geocaching, explored the nature walk, and made friendship bracelets.

Brownies, belugas, and more

Sara Clark, co-leader of Troop 58211 in Londonderry, NH, organized a sleepover of 60 Girl Scouts, parents, and siblings from SU 205 at the Mystic Aquarium May 6.

She said, “It was educational and fun for all. The evening consisted of classroom groups and trivia along with exploring the indoor exhibits. Scouts could pick in front of what tank they wanted to sleep. Some areas they could choose from were sea lions, sharks, Caribbean coral reef, sting rays, or the huge crabs. Lights were out by 11:00 p.m. with a wake-up at 6:30 a.m. We had to deflate our air mattresses, pack our things, and be ready for the day by 7:00 a.m. We then went on a morning tour of the outdoor exhibits of the beluga whales, seals and sea lions, and the penguins. Our sleep out ended with a delicious breakfast of muffins, Danishes, cut fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, and home fries, along with coffee, apple juice, and orange juice. Seconds included!

“They gave us a patch and allowed us back into the aquarium when they opened for the public at 9:00 a.m. to explore further on our own. The staff was very knowledgeable, super friendly, and great with all the Scouts!

“I would highly recommend this to anyone in the area or for it to be a future council event!”

Touching trucks

Troop 61289 of Georgia, VT, a multi-level troop of 33 Girl Scouts from K-5, organized a community Touch a Truck event at their local school May 7. They also hosted a late cookie booth sale. Leader Julie Taylor said “We decided to hold onto cookies until we could get Samoas, Tagalongs and Adventurefuls. We sold $1,670. Not bad for three hours. We absolutely want to do it again next year. The community was hugely receptive and it felt good to provide an event for the community that was such a huge turnout. One person said they handed out over 400 business cards so that means over 400 people attended and took a card and some turned him down.”

Active troop in Lebanon

The Girl Scouts of Troop 10659 in Lebanon, NH, has had a busy winter and spring! Leader Erin Buck said they took to the center of Lebanon to do their part for Green Up Day on Earth Day, completed patches provided by Cabot Creamery, visited Tullando Farm as part of their Farm Love patch, and went swimming at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center just for fun. They also conducted a pet supply drive, involving three schools for a tremendous success.

Off to camp

Girl Scout Brownie Addy of Troop 10405 in Manchester, NH, was ready and eager to spend the weekend at Camp Kettleford for a camporee the weekend of May 8.

Springtime cheer-up

Troop 60533 of Bedford, NH, spent a few hours with some of the residents at the Carlyle Place Community, an assisted living facility in Bedford. They started out with about 8-10 participants and ended up with about 16.

Troop Leader Alyssa Otterson said, “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. We also brought each of them a box of cookies to enjoy. 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 their singing Girl Scout songs with us – “Yes You Can,” The Moose Song,” and of course ‘Make New Friends.” The members of the troop that attended were Aislinn with her troop leader mom Kristin Doherty, myself, Destinee, Alyvia, and Kunmi. The girls loved it so much they want to go back every month. Plans are already being made with the events coordinator at Carlyle Place.”

Funds for the craft supplies came from the girls’ Girl Scout Cookie earnings.

Habitats, hibernation, and helping nature

Troop 58700 of Newport, NH, wanted to work on Animal Habitats and Pets badges, so they went on an outing to the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences.

Troop Leader Sarah Mills said, “They learned about three habitats, about hibernation and migration, and saw the birds. These girls funded their trip with cookie sales and we’re so proud of them. Perhaps even better than the education and badge work, all the leaders and parent volunteers’ hearts were so happy to see them spending a day just enjoying being together. This was our first troop outing since COVID struck and it was such a joy to see how happy they were as a group. Our Juniors have been together for five years now and brought sisters and friends into the troop. They come from six towns and five school districts but they embody ‘Be a Sister’ every time they’re together.”

Cleaning up Raymond

Over the weekend of May 14-15, multilevel Troop 10427 in Raymond, NH, broke up into groups and participated in Operation Raymond Clean Up. It is an annual townwide initiative put on by the Raymond Coalition For Youth.

Visit to the City of Brotherly Love

Troop 10090 of Nashua, NH, traveled to Philadelphia and Hershey, Pennsylvania, in April. They raised the necessary funding through Girl Scout Cookies, yard sales, and Fall Product, and did a lot of planning to satisfy everyone’s interests. They saw a hockey game, toured Valley Forge, saw the Liberty Bell, ate in restaurants, went shopping, and of course enjoyed chocolate! They adapted their plans when the amusement park turned out to be closed and enjoyed Hershey World instead.

Spectacular speakers

Bow, NH, Cadette Troop 12553 recently earned the Public Speaker badge with the help of the local Toastmasters International. Toastmasters Linda, Barbara, and Melinda, who work together at New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, created a fun and engaging meeting to complete most of the requirements. They returned to support the girls when they completed their speeches.

Troop leader Kari Fontaine said, “This was a truly wonderful experience and the girls gained important skills that will guide them in future speech writing and presentation.”

Honoring those who gave all

Girl Scout Shelby Whittum, representing Troop 58002, helped American Legion Post 41 veterans replace flags at fallen soldiers’ final resting place at Park Street Cemetery in Whitefield, NH, on May 23.

Full troop gets council presentation

Troop 62994 of Goffstown, NH, is a group of 14 Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies. Because they added the required number of new members to their troop, they were among the winners of a council-led meeting, giving the leaders a break and the Girl Scouts a new experience.

Popping in at Popovers

Daisy Troop 62216 of Nottingham, NH, enjoyed a visit to Popovers Commissary in Hampton. The girls enjoyed a tour of the facility (they were very impressed by the huge walk-in fridge), rolled out cookie dough, and decorated their own sugar cookies.

Marking Memorial Day

Troop 30456 marched in the St. Albans, VT, parade.

Troop 62561 of Littleton, NH, proudly marched with their brand new banner.

Troop 60253 of Vergennes, VT, were proud to represent Girl Scouts with Miss Vermont.

Troop s59514 and 51350 marched in the Fremont, NH, parade.

Troop 59331 of Colebrook, NH, helped the American Legion place flags in a local cemetery, then marched in their local parade.

Troop 58187 gathered for this photo just before the parade for Orwell, VT.

Several Bedford, NH, Girl Scout troops marched in their local parade on Memorial Day.

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