The local council provides programs for approximately 11,000 girls.

SOUTH PORTLAND – Girl Scouts of Kennebec Council is accepting registrations for girls ages 5 to 17. The local council provides programs for approximately 11,000 girls in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset and York counties.

Girl Scouts is a place for girls of all ages to grow strong in a supportive all-girl environment.

There is a wide range of activities; at each level of Girl Scouts the troop activities are determined by troop leaders and the girls themselves. Activities at every level assist girls in learning to make good decisions.

Daisy Girl Scouts (ages 5 and 6): exploring a park or nearby farm, learning about games and festivals from around the world, making finger puppets, baking cookies and other crafts.

Brownie Girl Scouts (ages 6 to 8): taking short hikes, learning about bicycle safety, singing songs, introduction to a variety of sports, learning the importance of exercise, making crafts, camping overnight and learning about the communities in which they live.

Junior Girl Scouts (ages 8 to 11): trying new activities such as photography, computers and theater; developing math, science and technical skills, sharpening outdoor living skills on camping trips, touring backstage at a musical or play and leading a bicycle safety workshop.

Cadette Girl Scouts and Senior Girl Scouts (ages 11 to 17): working on gold and silver awards, participating in destinations, summer travel opportunities, exchanging ideas about current events, including peer pressure and careers, applying for scholarships for Girl Scouts and taking on challenging backpacking, canoeing, rafting and cycling adventures.

For more information about Girl Scouting, call 1-800-660-1072, 772-1177 or [email protected]

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