As Girl Scout troop activities wind down for the summer, it’s a good opportunity to look back and celebrate. Medford Girl Scouts had a great year building girls of courage, confidence and character and here are some stats that back up that claim.
- Medford had 30 troops this year ranging in age from Kindergarten Daisies to 10th Grade Seniors.
- We had a total of 329 Girl Scouts and 175 adult volunteers.
- We sold 35,490 packages of cookies, which was a significant increase over the past three years.
- Four new kindergarten Daisy troops got up-and-running.
- Three patrols from Junior Troop 68137 worked on their Bronze Awards (one of which was about protecting city trees and another which encourages people to take care of their Medford Public Library books) and Cadette Troop 75198 worked on their silver award restoring a meadow in the Fells.
- Girls took field trips around town and other troops went farther afield to New York City, Rocking Horse Ranch, and Senior Troop 65007 is about to leave for a trip to Europe with EF Tours.
Moving on Up
The following troops bridged to the next level
Daisies to Brownies
- Troop 62732 – Leaders: Rachael, Courtney, and Ellen
- Troop 62969 – Leaders: Melissa and Shalena
- Troop 62970 – Leaders: Meghan and Kerri
- Troop 62971 – Leaders: Eve and Lynde
- Troop 62974 – Leaders: Lisa and Jacque
Brownies to Juniors
- Troop 72096 – Leaders: Jane and Lisa
- Troop 69024 – Leaders: Amy and Jeannette
- Troop 69039 (3rd grade girls) – Leaders: Jenna, Lynda & Tara
Juniors to Cadettes
- Troop 69166 – Leaders: Selena and other Tufts students
- Troop 68137 – Leaders: Rebecca, Gretchen and Moira
- Troop 68140 – Leaders: Carolyn and Julie
Cadettes to Seniors
- Troop 75198 – Leaders: Gretchen, Kim, and Lindsay
Seniors to Ambassadors
- Troop 65007 – Leader: Monique
Celebrating our Volunteers
The following new leaders received the Green and Growing Award. This award is for leaders and assistant troop leaders who have lead a troop for less than two years, who have completed their required trainings, participated in at least one Medford Girl Scout or GSEMA event or program, participated in the cookie sale, welcomed new members to the troop.
- Jacque Aureli
- Ashley Bennett
- Michele Candeias
- Dena Dalelio
- Rose Polenzani Drozek
- Christin Keegan
- Leah Leach
- Jessica Rivieccio
- Yamaris Vazquez
In addition, the following Medford leaders were awarded the Volunteer of Excellence pin for going above and beyond their troop roles to help organize city-wide events or support Medford Girl Scouts and GSEMA in other ways.
- Jane Hamel – for organizing caroling in the retirement community
- Jenn Iacopucci – for organizing the Brownie Computer Expert badge workshops with the Tufts Girls of Code
- Tracy Keene – for being a GSEMA Regional Delegate
- Sharon McCarthy- for organizing participation in the Medford/Malden Lantern Parade)
- Lynda Panico – for organizing the city-wide bridging with Jenna LaBissioniere
- Paul Ruseau – for supporting other men who want to be leaders in GSEMA