VASSALBORO GIRL SCOUTING
Girl Scout Troops have different levels, Daisy Girl Scouts for Kindergarten and First grade girls. Brownie Girl Scouts for Second and Third grade girls, Junior Girl Scouts for Fourth and Fifth grade girls, Cadette Girl Scouts for Sixth, Seventh and Eighth girls, Senior Girl Scouts for Freshman and Sophomore girls, Ambassador Girl Scouts for Junior and Senior girls.
Vassalboro has 3 strong Troops for girls at each level at this time except for Daisy Girl Scouts and we want a strong Troop for that as well. We depend on parents to be Leaders and Assistant leaders and we need help to have these Troops exist. We are all volunteers with extremely busy life styles and schedules but feel the scouting program is very important. Scouting teaches leadership qualities, skills, morals, ethics, self-esteem, self respect, getting along with others, responsibilities, opportunities and much more. We do a lot of community service, unselfish service to others. It is a very rewarding experience and many hands make light work.
The Troops have work at meetings for badges of advancement and achievements and also have a lot of fun as well. Each Troop has a Planning Calendar where the scout’s have picked what they what to do for the year, what path they want to take. Then it is put in a schedule. Usually each meeting or event touches on a badge or patch to earn.
Vassalboro Girl Scout Troop #434 currently has 17 Girl Scouts. The Leader is Luanne Chesley and Assistant Leader is Cheryl Csengery. Their Troop has Junior Girl Scouts that are in the Fifth grade. Cadette Girl Scouts that are in Sixth and Seventh grade and an Ambassador Girl Scout who is a Senior in High School and also is the Advisor who works with the Cadette Girl Scouts.
The Troop is very active with community service, badge work and fun patches that stems from activities on field trips and events with unselfish community service to others. The scouts from this Troop have been pages for the House of Representatives and plan to be pages to the Senate. Also they have worked at suppers for the community, collected stuffed teddy bears for The Barbara Bush Cancer Center for children, Chucky Cheese, Belfast train ride with Santa, cleaned up and picked up signs for the Walk for Hope Breast Cancer Awareness, rollerskating, swimming at the Alfond Boys and Girls Club, Camping, Hiking, attend Girl Scout Sunday at church as a group, participate in parades, went to the Boston Museum of Science, the list can go on. In June the Troop plans to attend the Boston Museum of Science and December 2009 is planning to attend New York City.
Each scout in this Troop wears a full uniform, which includes a white polo, khaki pants and the appropriate vest color of her rank. Currently the Troop is looking for sponsorships to help financially with scouts who do not have the means for uniforms and/or activities.
Girl Scout Troop #434 meets every other Thursday 2:30-4:30pm at Vassalboro Community School in the Art room. Dues are $1.00 each meeting.
Vassalboro Girl Scout Troop #519 currently has 12 Girl Scouts. The Leader is Joy Bonenfant and Assistant Leaders are Shannon Courtois and Joann Clark. They have Junior Girl Scouts that are in the Fourth grade.
The Troop is very active with badge work they just finished Wildlife badge and learned about wildlife by visiting Gray’s. They also went on a trip to Hinckley to study Visual Arts activities for that badge. Along with badge work the Troop has gone to Portland to Build-A-Bear, swimming, ice skating, Chucky Cheese, campouts and other activities. In June the Troop plans to attend the Boston Museum of Science.
Girl Scout Troop #519 meets every other Monday from 6:00-8:00pm at Vassalboro Community School in the Art room.
Vassalboro Girl Scout Troop #2000 currently has 22 Girl Scouts. The Leader is Linda White and Assistant Leader is Jessica Heath. This Troop has Brownie Girl Scouts that are in the Second and Third grades.
Last year the Girl Scouts in this Troop worked on and earned 20 try-its, held cookie booths, went swimming, bowling, ice skating, visited Country Fair Farm in Jefferson, attended a Try-it day at Camp Kirkwold and ended the year with a sleepover campout. In June the Troop plans to attend the Boston Museum of Science.
Girl Scout Troop #2000 meets every other Monday from 6:00-7:30pm at Riverside Congregational Church on Rt. 201 across from Webber Pond Road.
Basically all of the Troops do similar things with the scouts being Our priority is make sure the scouts have a rewarding and a great experience that they can take in years to come. These are our leaders of tomorrow. Defy the Ordinary and be proud to be a Girl Scout.
For more information on Girl Scouting and how your daughter can be a Girl Scout in the Vassalboro Community please contact Linda White at 622-9243 or visit the Council website at www.girlscoutsofmaine.org