Chappaqua Girl Scouts has a strong community of over 500 active Girl Scouts and adult leaders with troops at each of the six Chappaqua schools. Troops are organized by grade level and school attended, with girls beginning as Daisies in Kindergarten or in Grade 1 or later as Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors or Ambassadors. Annual community-wide 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.” It offers many opportunities for younger girls,from fun local field trips to meaningful service projects and develops leadership skills and social responsibility as the girls advance.
For more information, go to chappaquagirlscouts.org or girlscoutshh.org
Founded in 1913, Chappaqua Troop1, comprised of 35-40 boys, is the oldest troop in the Westchester-Putnam Council, organized just three years after the Boy Scouts of America was initially established. Led by Dr. William Flank since 1990, invigorating community-building activities include backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, whitewater canoeing on the Delaware River, camping in the Adirondacks, and monthly camping, fishing and sailing trips. The Troop’s 100-plus Eagle Scout projects over the years have included building trails at Gedney Park, cataloging grave sites at historic cemeteries, and other community service projects for area schools and churches.