The afternoon included a speech from Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, sharing her experiences as a Girl Scout in New York City and how she has came to Girl Scouts from a career in the financial world and years of community service. Mrs. Barneby answered girls’ questions including, her favorite part of Girl Scouts when she was a girl, which was earning badges.
Each troop shared a poster and shared what they have been doing this scouting year. Girls from Daisies up to Seniors shared their experiences. Activities ranged from baking, camping, to celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts in Durham and in Washington, DC. There are girls who have earned their Bronze and Silver awards and girls currently working on their Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards.
Leaders were asked to take a plant as a thank you for all their hard work they do throughout the year.
The Durham/Middlefield Girl Scouts would like to thank the New Haven Raccoon Club and their members for allowing Girl Scouts to use their banquet facility for this event. Their generosity of allowing us to use this facility free of charge, will allow Girl Scouts to do more for the girls involved in scouting in our two towns.
The Durham/Middlefield Girl Scouts welcome any girl in the community to become involved at any age, for more information, please call Lisa Deschnow (860) 347-5768 ext 3751.