WINDSOR, Vt. — So what exactly do Girl Scouts do? Girls of all ages are invited to find out at rallies taking place in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire this month.
Area Girl Scouts are planning public rallies at which girls and their families can see Girl Scouts in action and take part themselves in a variety of activities.
The first rally takes place at the Windsor Fairgrounds at 189 Ascutney St., in Windsor, Vermont, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. This rally will be hosted by Girl Scouts from the Four Rivers Service Unit of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. Explore FIRST LEGO League robotics, learn to tie knots, make a bracelet, sing songs, and more!
The second rally takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Civic Memorial Park on Seminary Road in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, hosted by Four Rivers Service Unit Girl Scouts. Go geocaching, bake brownies in a box oven, learn to tie knots and pitch a tent, explore FIRST Lego League robotics, make a bracelet, sing songs, and more!
“This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and girls to meet some of our awesome leaders and girls,” said Susan Henderson, Volunteer Service Coordinator. “We welcome new girls and new adult volunteers. I encourage everyone to come see how Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”
This past summer, Girl Scouts of the USA released 42 new badges for girls in kindergarten through high school that allow them to make their own choices about how they want to experience and influence the world. Among them are 12 Outdoor High Adventure badges that let girls choose how they want to gain skills in backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and tree climbing – giving them the confidence to support one another, take healthy rists, and spend dedicated time in nature. Eighteen Coding for Good badges teach girls the basics of the coding process with opportunities to use their skills for good. Also offered are nine Cybersecurity badges, three Space Science badges, and Think Like a Citizen Scientist – a Girl Scout Leadership Journey.