New Girl Scout Daisy troop formed

VERGENNES GIRL SCOUTS of Troop 61465 enjoy an afternoon of sledding and campfire togetherness while maintaining safe distances and staying masked.

VERGENNES — A new troop of Girl Scout Daisies is enjoying the outdoors, making new friends, and beginning their Girl Scout experience in Vergennes. Troop 61465 started this past fall with a group of kindergartners. Troop leaders are Alexandra McGuire of Vergennes and Kelsey Bradford of Addison.
 “We currently have 12 Daisies representing two public schools, one private school, and a homeschool,” said McGuire. “While there are a few friend pairs within the Scout group, the group is quite diverse and the girls are making new friendships.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the troop has met either outdoors or by Zoom.
 “In the fall, we earned a few of our Daisy petals in person with activities such as decorating pumpkins, a playground scavenger hunt, and decorating the blacktop outside classrooms with friendly chalk messages for teachers and students,” said McGuire. “When we shifted to remote meetings in November, we hosted a remote food drive to benefit our local food shelf, sent home an outdoor scavenger hunt, conducted a few short Zoom meetings, and sent home instructional videos for a few cookie-related activities.”
They are excited to be meeting in person again now. The Daisies went sledding the last weekend of February and built a campfire. “Soon we hope to go horseback riding and embark on lots of other outdoor adventures,” said McGuire. “The girls are excited to one day go camping together.”

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