Letter to the editor: Girl Scouts travel thanks to community support

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To the Editor:

The Girl Scouts of Troop 30633 at the Grand Canyon. (Photo/submitted)
The Girl Scouts of Troop 30633 at the Grand Canyon. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 would like to thank the community for their tremendous support in helping them achieve their travel goals, and supporting a strong Girl Scout program in our town. The troop, 15 girls and four adults, traveled to Arizona this summer. The girls have been holding money earning projects since November 2014, raising $10,000 to supplement the cost of the trip.

Individuals paid the remainder through jobs, bottle recycling, babysitting and other activities. The community support of the many textile recycling events, yard sales, cookie sales, bottle recycling and babysitting programs are greatly appreciated by the troop members and leadership.
The trip was a unique experience that strengthened sisterhood amongst the group, and gave them confidence in trying new things.

Here are some excerpts from the girls’ travel journals:

“The 109 degree temperature was a big change, but that wasn’t the only difference. We were exposed to a different culture, environment and way of life.  All of us grew to appreciate all the wonderful things in Arizona through our various activities – hiking the Grand Canyon to country line dancing, viewing museums to sunset horseback riding, and visiting botanical gardens to Jeep tours through Sedona’s red rocks.

“During this trip we learned to get out of our comfort zones and try new things…The troop members learned a lot about Navajo culture, arranging travel, planning museum visits and navigation as we drove over 1,000 miles… All of us tried new foods and experiences.”

Thank you to everyone for helping to provide this wonderful experience for the girls and adult members of Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633.