With over 500 active Girl Scouts and adult leaders with troops at each of the six Chappaqua schools, Chappaqua’s Girl Scout troops are organized by grade level and school attended. Girls beginas Daisies in Kindergarten or in Grade 1, or later as Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors or Ambassadors. Annual events include the Campfire Sing, International “Thinking Day,” Father-Daughter Dance, Cookie Sales, Veterans Day Tribute, Thank a First Responder Day, and an Annual Camping Trip. Girl Scouting remains true to its mission: “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.” Girls enjoy local field trips, engage in meaningful service projects and develop leadership skills and social responsibilities as they advance. Visit chappaquagirlscouts.org or girlscoutshh.org.
Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America) in Chappaqua currently divides into three ‘Troops,’ from 6th through 12th grade led by parent Scoutmasters. Cub Scouts at Chappaqua elementary schools divide into ‘Packs’ up to fifth grade; today, girls are welcome to both the Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts programs. Scouts BSA offers a wonderful alternative or supplement to organized sports experiences for children and teens, building lifelong skills. Each Scout can participate to the degree he or she wishes. Your child can also join any time–and will always be welcome. There is always room for more Scouts! Each Troop ‘wins’ by developing leadership, teaching respect for others and nature, providing service to the community–and going on awesome trips! For more information or to join, please visit scouting.org
Courtesy of the Chappaqua Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America)