Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.—RUTLAND—Girl Scouts love to travel – from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens.
Bonnie Anderson, a Girl Scout from Harrisville, New Hampshire, recently returned from a GSGWM council trip to Iceland, where she spent the last week of July with six girls from New Hampshire and Vermont. In Iceland, she said everyone got to know each other well and learned to work as a team with other girls from across North America. Joining her were five other Girl Scouts from New Hampshire and Vermont.
Paige Allen, 12, of Randolph, said the Iceland trip was her first trip abroad. She enjoyed the river rafting, cliff jumping and trying the native Icelandic foods. “Some of their food was really good. I enjoyed tea time daily. I tried shark and dried fish, which are two of the most popular foods … I really enjoyed the beautiful land and all the hiking we were able to do, to explore. Their history and culture was very interesting.”
Traveling with Girl Scouts is unique because girls take the lead – during the planning and on the trip. This builds their skills, develops confidence, and teaches them how to overcome challenges and practice collaboration. Girl Scouts learn how to budget time and money, and can earn travel funds through cookie sales and other events.
Learn more at the Desserts and Destinations event, Oct. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. at Rutland Regional Medical Center.For more information visit bit.ly/2NEKPK4.