Girl Scouts learn through participation

15 years ago
By Christie Cochran
Special to the Star-Herald

  Girl Scouting in our area is currently accepting registration for girls in grades K–12. The annual membership fee is $10 and financial assistance is available.
  Involvement in Scouting is a valuable asset today. It provides girls with enriching experiences and a wide array of opportunities.

Girls today face some tough challenges. Scouting teaches them ways to meet these challenges and eventually improves the girl, her neighborhood, her community and the world.
     The new Girl Scouts still earn badges in many traditional areas as well as new fields of interest for today’s girl. Members are encouraged to learn by doing. The program builds self-esteem and teaches healthy living choices.
  Parents and grandparents are encouraged to join in the fun as well, making the learning and fun times even more enjoyable.
    The levels of Scouting include: Daisy, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors; and there are troops in many local areas. To become a member or find out more information, contact local leaders by phoning Membership Manager Wendy Burtchell at 551-1193 and leave a message. You can also contact local leaders including Marie Thibeault at 896-3109, Tammy Nadeau at 496-2431 or Christie Cochran at 455-8034.


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    BARREL OF FUN – Girl Scouts had fun recently picking potatoes. Pictured, in back: Chelsea McEwen, Paige Nadeau and Kelly Kashian. Front row: Meagan Nadeau, Ginger and Renee Dube. 



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    Girls from Troop 016 had fun picking potatoes this fall. Pictured are: Kassy Belk, Taylor Hartley, Rebekah Walker, Cassie Caron, Rachel Wasson, Jenna Gustafson and Alexis McCrossin.



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     Volunteers and leaders of Girl Scout cookout, which took place during a potato picking day this fall, included: Tracy and David McCrossin, Shelia Gustafson, Cassie and Shelia Caron, Rebekah and Beth Walker.



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    FAMILY FUN – What once was a common occurrence – seeing several generations of a family working together at harvest – has become less so over the years. Even more rare is seeing several members of one family who share a love of Scouting. Recently Girl Scouts from the area gathered to pick potatoes and share a cookout, including three Scouts – past and present – from one family. Pictured, from left: Anissa Levesque, of Caribou; Levesque’s daughter, Kassy Belk; and Levesque’s mother, Christie Cochran, of Washburn. The trio has a combined history of over 60 years in Scouting.