DIXFIELD — Girl Scouts of Maine is offering a “Babysitting 101” training program for all area girls in grades five through nine in the Dixfield/Peru/Canton area.

The program is for any girls who are interested in becoming babysitters in the future or in enhancing existing babysitting skills and knowledge.

The program will include: getting your babysitting business started, playtime ideas for children of all ages, understanding the likes and dislikes of children, trouble-shooting and solutions to the most common problems a babysitter faces and Babysitting 101 certification.

The program will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Dixfield/Peru area. All girls in grades five to nine are welcome to participate.

The cost of the program is $6. There is an additional $15 membership fee for non-Girl Scouts. Membership assistance is available.

Space is limited. Preregistration and payment are necessary by Saturday, April 12.

To find out how to register or for more information, contact Jeanie Duguay at 364-3639 or 1-888-922-4763, ext. 405 or [email protected]

Girl Scouts of Maine serves more than 12,000 girls statewide in grades kindergarten through 12.

For information on Girl Scouts or to volunteer, call Duguay or visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

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