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***Brownie Troop 343, Charbridge Association Montachusett Council***

Welcome to Brownie Troop 343's Web Site!!!

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We are a troop of 29 girls and we range in age from 6-9 and grades 1-3. Our Troop Leaders are: Mrs. Delmore, Mrs. Reynolds, and Mrs. Chernisky. We meet once a week and during that time we work on different Ty-Its (those are Brownie Girl Scout Badges), arts and crafts, and plan field trips. We also work on Community Service projects.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Girl Scouts are well known for their efforts in Community Service Projects. Last year, our troop put together Birthday Boxes for children under the care of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, Worcester County Division. We got the names and ages of different children and then we went around to different businesses and shops and asked if they would donate merchandise to our Project. The response to this was AWESOME! Some of the contributors were Big Y Super Market, CVS, Friendly's, and Toys-R-Us, as well as some smaller businesses in the are such as So Many Toys (located in Sturbridge, MA) and a local Hallmark shop. Once we got all of the gifts together we wrapped and boxed them as a troop and then presented them the the Departmant of Social Services. They later told us that the children who recieved the boxes were truly happy and pleased with all that we had done.

This Year we are doing a service project called: DONATE A TOY, DONATE A SMILE. We are asking that people donate one new stuffed animal or doll. These will then be given to The Southbridge Police department, Fire Department, Harrington Hospital and the local Nursing home.

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THE GIRL SCOUT FRIENDSHIP SQUEEZE

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Even the son of oe of my assistants had a great time at our end of the year ceremony!!!

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Girl Scout Cookies are an important way for all troops to make money for lots of different things.

Last year, our troop sold 2,179 boxes of cookies. This year we sold over 2,800 boxes of cookies! We have a big troop, so our leader are going to take us on two sepereate field trips. The Bridging Brownies (those that are moving up to the Junior level) are going to stay overnight on the USS Massachusetts for a special Girl Scout weekend. During the weekend a special Girl Scout Exhibit s going to be dedicated and become a permanent part of the Battleship Cove Museum. The Non-Bridging girls are going to go the the Orchard House, home of the author Louisa May Alcott. There they will earn the Listening to the Past Try-It.

Cookies do make a difference, so please, buy lots of cookies!!!!

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This was our Troop's Court of Awards Ceremony this year. It was a huge success!

It's the end of the year and all in all it was a great year! We started off with 30 registered girls in our troop. Over the course of the year we lost a few...one girl moved, and some others just lost interest. We completed 11 Try-Its, went to the Performing Arts School of Worcester for Brownie Day of Dance, did an overnight on the USS Massachusetts, we visited the Orchard House, home of Louisa May Allcott and went back in time. Now it is time for our Court of Awards Ceremony and Town Bridging Ceremony. I am very proud of all of my girls and leaders for all of the hard work that they did this year. From the bottom of my heart...THANK YOU!!!!!

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