FARMINGTON – More than 100 Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts throughout Franklin County participated in a Cookie Badge Day event on Jan. 6 at the University of Maine at Farmington. Brownies earned the Cookie Try-it and Juniors earned their Cookie Connection Badge.

The event was planned and led by 13 Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts under the direction of Service Unit Manager Cathy Rogers. Each girl was responsible for leading a workshop.

To earn the Cookie Count Try-It, girls completed the requirements of setting goals, good manners, fun on the job, cookie talk and being a good friend and neighbor. Senior Girl Scout Heather Emmons worked on good manners, Senior Scout Caitlin Kennedy worked on being a good friend and neighbor, Senior Scout Kayla Karkos and Cadette Scout Sabrina Kennedy worked on fun and with change.

Cadette Scouts Marisa Mitchell and Morghan Packard work on fun on the job and Cadette Scout Nicole Phillips worked on cookie talk. Unit Cookie Supervisor Chris Deon helped the Brownies with goal setting.

To earn the Cookie Connection Badge, girls completed requirements such as five ways to sell cookies, cookie know-how, touch cookies, cookies under wrap, safe sales and cookie creativity.

Cadette Rebekah Dunham worked on cookie know-how, Cadette Lillian Dunham worked on cookies under wrap, Cadette Shannon Mitchell worked on safe sales, Cadette Desiree Therrien worked on being bold, Senior Scouts Erin Gray worked on cookie creativity and Kim Hand worked on tough cookies. Senior Girl Scout Leaders Lynn Smith and Kerstin Hand and “Juliette” liaison Kelly Gray assisted as needed. The opening and closing flag ceremony was lead by Rebekah Dunham.

A Girl Scout Winter Fun Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Mingo Springs Golf Course in Rangeley. The day will be hosted by Rangeley Cadette and Junior Girl Scout troops. The girls are to bring sleds and a bag lunch. Snacks and cocoa will be provided. The event is open to all registered Girl Scouts. For more information and directions, contact Ana Rhinehart-Witherall at 864-3678.

The next leaders meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Room 123, UMF Student Center. Those attending are asked to bring a pair of scissors and a handmade valentine to share.

Girls interested in becoming a Girl Scout should contact Ellen Young at 897-5477 or [email protected]


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