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Scouting

February 25, 2007

The 53 girls who participate in four Girl Scout troops - one Daisy, one Junior and two Brownie troops - at Mother Seton School, Emmitsburg, Md., will tell you that Girl Scouting is not all about cookies.

However, recent cookie sale orders compiled by these Brownies and Juniors totaled 2,955 boxes of Thin Mints, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, All Abouts, Sugar Free Little Brownies and Caf Cookies.

All four troops, which meet after school on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, are members of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. Each troop is led by parent leaders/co-leaders: Lisa Burdette, Beth Woodring, Kerri Eyler, Joan Williams, Marjorie Bosche, Susan Keane, Cindy Krauss and Carrie Griffin.

Enrollment in the Daisy Troop nearly tripled from last year and the Junior Troop was added this year to accommodate interest from girls in grades four, five and six.

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Recently, Brownie Troop 81802 completed two blankets for Project Linus and Frederick Memorial Hospital - a collaborative effort to provide blankets to children who go to Camp Jaime bereavement camps during the summer.

On Feb. 24, Juniors participated in Girl Scout Thinking Day at Lewistown Fire Hall. Troops were required to select a country to represent. They set up a booth, dressed a life-size paper doll in the traditional dress of the Girl Guide, made trading pins that represent the flag, demonstrate Pysanky (egg decorating), and visit all booths to learn about each country. MSS Juniors selected Poland.

Beginning Feb. 27, all four troops will promote a Girls Scouts Care project to benefit the Frederick County Food Bank. Decorated boxes will be placed in each classroom, grades pre-K through eight, to collect toiletry items. Boxes will be delivered to the Frederick Field Office on March 17.

Prior to Girl Scout cookie sales and current activities, 25 Brownies and Juniors visited Villa St. Michael on Dec. 6 to distribute decorated tissue boxes and Christmas cards and to sing Christmas carols.

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