Girl Scouts kick off year in big way

Posted October 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Girl Scouts across South Dakota have been invited to help decorate the main tree at the capitol building in Pierre as part of the continuing celebration of their 100th birthday in 2012.

With that in mind, Miller Girl Scouts began this year’s activities by making Christmas ornaments to contribute to the State Tree. The miniature Girl Scout vests will also decorate their trees in the Hand County Courthouse and the Good Samaritan nursing home in Miller.  

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AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH ARE, back, Brittany Kahler, Arielle Miner, Esperanze Cruz, Joanlei Baker, Sabrah Morris, (brother) Joseph Baker; (front) Cora Peterson, Emily Poindexter.

Members also completed the “Flat Juliette” project begun at summer day camp. The idea that the founder of Girl Scouting, Juliette Gordon Lowe, could be made flat, inserted in an envelope and mailed across the country is based on the book, “Flat Stanley.”  Girls have mailed pictures of Juliette Gordon Low to friends and relatives across America.  Soon photos and stories of the flat-paper Juliette’s adventures will be mailed back to the girls.

Six troops with a total membership of 50 have registered this year. The new K-1 Daisy troop met for the first time and decorated pumpkins at the Rustler Roost pumpkin patch.

Memberships are welcome at any time of the year.  Contact Connie Schroeder (K-1), Tania Ruhnke (2,3,4), Shawn Fernholz (5-6), Tami Grogan (8-9), Connie Aymar (10-11) or Sheila Coss (12).