It’s COOKIE TIME!!
You may have seen a flurry of Girl Scouts out in your neighborhood selling those delicious cookies from the classic Thin Mints to the newer, campfire friendly S’MORES. There is a cookie to delight any palette. But that’s not all the Girl Scouts do. I should know. I’m a troop leader for my daughters Brownie troop.
Since our troop first formed, we have gone to museums, marched in parades, worked on outdoor skills, prepared ourselves for camping, and spent time doing community service projects.
If you asked a Girl Scout what their favorite thing about being a Girl Scout is you will get a myriad of answers. These were the answers from our-then Daisy girls last year:
“I loved making the dog toys for the animal shelter and visiting the animal shelter”
“I enjoyed our PJ party and being with my friends”
“I like all the cookies and singing Christmas carols to the seniors”
Our troop is headed for some exciting times this summer. We will execute our first outdoor camping trip. Try a ropes course. Spend the night in the Monterey Bay aquarium. Take hikes and explore more of Northern California.
Our local Girl Scout council also provides monthly activities that troops can participate in. Things like Self Defense, Babysitting 101, Night at the River Cats (Sacramento’s Triple-A team) come to mind.
We are very proud to be part of the scouting community and many families with or without children can find ways to be part of it. There is always a need for strong leaders, people with special skills that can be taught to kids, and troop support.
If you are interested in more information about Girl Scouts in the Sacramento area, please visit Girl Scouts Central Heart of California.
If you are interested in more information about Boy Scouts in the Sacramento area, please visit Boy Scouts of American Golden Empire Council.
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