Girl Scouts of Maine is offering a “Babysitting 101” training program for all area girls in grades 5-9 in Rumford, Mexico, Dixfield, Peru, Canton and Carthage.

This is an excellent training program for any girls who are interested in becoming babysitters in the future, or to enhance 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, and troubleshooting and solutions to the most common problems a babysitter faces.

The program will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. The cost is $6 per girl; additional $15 membership fee for non-Girl Scouts. Membership assistance is available.

Advance registration necessary by April 13; each girl will receive a “Babysitting 101” certificate upon completion.

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

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