The Girl Scout Troops of St. Anselm held their Investiture and Rededication meeting, Wednesday evening, October 30th. The annual event welcomes new members into the St. Anselm Troops and recognizes the recommitment to the ideals of scouting by girls who are already Scouts. This year it was held on the eve of the birthday of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America, Juliette “Daisy” Low, born on October 31, 1860. Low established the first troop of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia on March 12th, 1912. From its beginning, the Girl Scouts were dedicated to the ideal of giving girls the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually, through a host of activities such as hiking, sports, and camping.
The evening began with the Troops: Daisy 2062, Brownie 2431 and 2705, Juniors 2761, Cadettes 2751 and 2314 Seniors 2332, and Ambassadors 2439 parading into Meletia Hall to begin the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem. Then Brownies Troop 2431 performed the “Smile Song” and Brownies Troop 2705 sang “We Are Ten Voices, And We Are Singing”. The performances were followed by the presentation of awards: a silver award to Kelly Chin, and bronze awards to Leanne Chen, Chloe Corda, and Clodagh McCann – congratulations!
All the wonderful opportunities for growth and development by the girls wouldn’t be possible without the support of the dedicated troop leaders at St. Anselm: Shirley Chin, Mei Guo, Mei Leung McCann, Jennifer Donofrio, Melissa Slotnick, Rosemarie Arbeeny, Karen Neroulias, Vivian Wong, Winnie Chan, Lindsay Gerardi, Margaret Fredrickson, Jessica Frank, Sharlene Medina, and Lindsay Cappello. THANK YOU!
Being, of course, the evening before Halloween, the girls, their parents, and troop leaders combined the “serious” nature of the evening’s event with a fun party of costumes and treats. It was a wonderful evening for the Girl Scouts at St. Anselm and a great start to another fun-filled year of learning and growth.
Visit: stanselmbayridge.org/youth-activities, to learn more about the scouting activities offered for both girls and boys at St. Anselm.
All the best,
The Saint Anselm Publicity Committee