Roxbury Girl Scout troop enjoys end of year party
Roxbury Girl Scout Service Unit 658 celebrated their end-of-the-scouting year with a bridging ceremony on June 13 at the Grand Gorge Civic Center. Roxbury Central School has five active troops, all of which participated in some way.
Daisy Troop 128, led by Rinda Mattice and Tanya Hynes, has 10 girls who bridged over and became Brownies for next year. The second-year Brownie Troop 406, led by Donna McDaniel and Jamie Sorber, has seven girls, who performed a song for everyone. The first-year Junior Troop 91, led by Annmarie Dunning and Julie Ford, has seven girls. They also performed a song. The second-year Junior Troop 6, led by Tamara McIntosh, has nine girls who helped by providing food for the picnic. The third-year Junior Troop 490, led by Becky Hubbell, has four girls. Three of these girls bridged over to become Cadets for next year.
These three girls, Chloe O’Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Davis and Erin Hubbell, earned the Bronze Award, the highest award for Junior Girl Scouting. One of the requirements to earn the Bronze Award was to do 15 hours of a community service. The girls chose to adopt a grandparent at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. These girls went above and beyond the 15 hours and went every Friday or Wednesday from October through June. The grandparents that the girls adopted were Penny Mame, Katherine Blackburn, Gene Shultis and the late Henry Gade. The girls came away with not only new adopted grandparents but also with a sense of doing something good for others. Roxbury Central School has not had a Girl Scout receive this award in at least 10 years.