First Aid Badge: Local physician guides Girl Scouts

Local resident and Physician Dr. Lynne Savino, of Family Medical Associates, spent the afternoon guiding the Barlow Mountain Elementary School fourth grade Girl Scouts through a lesson on first aid and how to respond in a medical emergency. The Girl Scouts are working on earning their First Aid Badge and Dr. Savino helped the girls to identify different types of … read more

Tie a blanket: Girl Scout provides comfort to foster care children

Comfort is a moving target when being shuffled from house to house, without having anything tangible to hold onto and not knowing what the next place will bring. That’s why Ridgefield Girl Scout Bridget Kager has been making blankets and collecting backpacks for children in emergency foster care.  The Ridgefield High School senior and Saint Mary School alumni began thinking … read more

Girl Scout Daisy signups

Girls who are in kindergarten through first grade may sign up to become a Girl Scout Daisy by visiting or calling 800-922-2770. As a Girl Scout Daisy, girls can make new friends, earn petals and badges while trying new things, sell cookies, gain leadership skills, explore nature and the outdoors, and learn to appreciate and care for the environment.

Benefits of Girl Scouting

To the Editor: Today, we acknowledge International Day of the Girl Child. Since 2012, the world has celebrated this day to highlight global progress in female achievement and raise up issues regarding the unique needs of girls and special challenges they face in our complex world today. While we celebrate many advances girls and women have made in society, our … read more

How accessible is the village? Girl Scouts survey the scene

Handicapped access is more than a theoretical concern to the Girl Scouts from Branchville School’s Troop 50669, with their friend and fellow scout Dina Jamshed, a wheelchair user. The troop went up and down Main Street on two visits this spring, checking the accessibility of 27 businesses for Dina in her wheelchair. “The girls found 15 out of the 27 … read more

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