For more information about being a Girl Scout in Merrimack, please contact Joan Lord firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill out the interest indicator form at http://girlscoutsgwm.org/join
Renew or register your new scouts (grades entering K-12 this fall) for Troops and/or other Girl Scout Pathways for all the fun and exciting opportunities we offer to girls.
For more information about becoming a Girl Scout or a volunteer visit the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains web site: More Info
Registration or Re-registration of volunteers can also be done on-line, as well as Troop management, adult learning and program registration.
Our annual Camporee is around the corner!
Would you like to help make this year's Survivor theme weekend a huge success? You do NOT need to be a registered Girl Scout volunteer to contribute your time and talent! Please message us on Facebook or e-mail email@example.com
MERRIMACK GIRL SCOUTS
RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD!
We have been honored with the Girl Scout President’s Award! The award recognizes the exemplary efforts of our service team in Merrimack during the 2012-2013 year. Patricia Mellor, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (and Merrimack resident!), presented the award during our leaders meeting November 11, 2013. The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals. The Merrimack team includes Holly Morales (our team leader), Pat Murphy, Alicia Nelson, Laurie Brody, Katie Hanssen, Joan Lord, Justine Matte, Pat Merchant, Doreen Rolls, Beth Selby, and Christina Whitaker.
MERRIMACK GIRL SCOUT EARNS BRONZE AWARD!
Mikayla Ottman from Troop 12129 completed her
Bronze Award this month.
She is pictured here with teacher Angi Perron (on left) and program director Sheila Demers. The project Mikayla chose was to make was sensory boxes for the Mastricola Early Education Program. The Merrimack Early Education Program (MEEP) is a developmental preschool program for three and four year olds where children with and without special needs have the opportunity to play and learn together. The sensory boxes will help the children in the program with imaginative play, early literacy skills and provide opportunities for tactile learning. Mikayla donated 5 boxes to the program: 1. Music Box: drums, shakers tambourine and many other items that make sounds, 2. Bean Box: various colored beans, measuring cups, tongs and ice cube trays for sorting and play, 3. Lacing Box: colored pasta and various strings and laces to assist with sorting, patterns and lacing, 4. Rainbow Box: colored pom poms with tongs and tubes for color sorting, color cards, colored stress balls, and other items to show various colors. Used for sorting and identifying colors, 5. Letters & Numbers Box: magnetic letters and numbers, alphabet cards, foam letters, word cards and magnetic tray to assist with early literacy. Mikayla would like to thank all the people that helped to make this project a success: her advisor Elizabeth Hoffman, and all her helpers, Beth Lewis, Andrea Hoffman, Jarrod Ottman and Michele Ottman.
Being a Girl Scout
is not just for the school year.....
Summer Gold Award Project
Sarah House, a Girl Scout Senior, is working on her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. She has planted a self-sustaining food garden, complete with an irrigation system. The garden is planted at St. James Church and will benefit the church's food pantry. She has solicited other Girl Scouts to help with watering over the summer. If you'd like to help, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah will earn her Gold Award by solving a community need through 7 required steps.
Sonja Caesar, Stephanie Matte and Shaelagh Nelson have received scholarships from the Merrimack Girl Scout Community to help them reach their fundraising goals for their individual Girl Scout Destination trips. Destination Adventures (including Getaways and Jamborees) are for Girl Scouts ages 11-17 and range from two days to three weeks, and reach the far corners of the world. They'll meet other Girl Scouts, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. To learn more about these trips go to Destinations