Letter: Girl Scouts find success with outreach program

Published: 6/16/2019 12:01:24 AM

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is committed to giving girls across New Hampshire and Vermont the opportunity to become women of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. One way we are doing that is with our outreach troops, which your newspaper highlighted in your story “New Girl Scouts program reaches girls in under-served populations” (Monitor Local & State, June 5).

These troops currently provide more than 450 girls exciting, modern programming that meets the needs and interests of today’s girls where they live, in an inclusive, girl-led, all-female environment that creates a safe space where they can try new things, develop a range of life skills and take on leadership roles.

We particularly thank Concord Housing and Redevelopment for its generous support of our outreach program in Concord. CH+R has already made it possible for 23 girls to begin their Girl Scout experience, with a commitment to make camp and outdoor programs financially accessible for girls this summer, too.

Girls in outreach troops come from different cultures and socioeconomic groups. They may never have heard of Girl Scouts before their introduction through the outreach troops, but they quickly pick up on the Girl Scout way, excited and happy to help their sister Girl Scouts take on service projects, go camping, earn badges and more.

We will continue our mission to provide the world’s best leadership program for girls, with help from partners like Concord Housing and Redevelopment, who make this program possible.

PATRICIA K. MELLOR

Bedford

(The writer is the CEO of Girls Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.)




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