Showing posts with label girl scouts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label girl scouts. Show all posts

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Alzheimer's program for Kids at Franklin Senior Center - Feb 20

Thursday, Feb 20 at 10:00 AM, Shannon Reardona Franklin High School senior, who is a member of the High School's Alzheimer's Club, will be doing a presentation here at the Franklin Senior Center that teaches kids about Alzheimers and what activities they can do with their grandparents.

Shannon is doing this presentation as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. A brochure is attached. She also created a list of 50 activities kids can do with their grandparents. 

Franklin TV will be here to tape her "presentation" for us, the station, and for us to put on our Dementia Friendly Franklin web page. Could you please help us spread the word?
  • Brochure

  • 50 Things to Do

Dementia Friendly Franklin
Dementia Friendly Franklin

Saturday, January 18, 2020

“Every box of cookies is more than just a yummy cookie”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"If you’ve been waiting since last winter for more Girl Scout cookies, they’re back.

The cookies, which have been around for about 100 years, are available through March 8.

There is a new cookie, Lemon-Ups. But most of the longtime favorites – including Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs - are back. Prices have not changed in three years. But the packaging has been redesigned.

For the first time, cookies are baked with messages on them inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. Each Lemon-Ups cookie bears one of the following declarations: I Am Gutsy, I Am Strong, I Am Creative, I Am Bold, I Am A Leader, I Am A Risk-Taker, I Am An Innovator, I Am A Go Getter."

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As some may recall from last Saturday, I managed to stock up on a supply of Girl Scout cookies from Troop 62378 was at the Rockland Trust Bank in downtown Franklin. Other girl scouts were at locations around town and will be for the next several weekends.

Troop 62378
Troop 62378

Girl Scout cookies
Girl Scout cookies
For additional info on Girl Scouts and how cookie sales fund their programs, you can listen to this Freakonmics podcast. Stephen Dubner interviews Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girls Scouts

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Franklin Girl Scouts visit State House

Ten Girl Scouts from Troop 65396 (Franklin) paid a visit to the State House as a part of their government badge requirements. They toured the building with Representative Jeffrey Roy (D – Franklin). The girl scouts visited both the House and Senate Chambers, stepped onto the State House balcony and had a picture taken on the Grand Staircase. Attached is the photo taken on the Massachusetts State House Grand Staircase.

Troop 65396 (Franklin) visited the State House
Troop 65396 (Franklin) visited the State House and Representative Roy

"We were excited to meet the Girl Scouts," noted Representative Jeffrey Roy (D – Franklin). "They were well engaged during the tour and their enthusiasm regarding their role in their government was a pleasure to see. They all asked pointed questions about life on Beacon Hill, while demonstrating considerable knowledge about Massachusetts history."

Monday, September 5, 2016

Franklin Girl Scouts Info Session = Sep 6
"Girl Scouting is for girls in grades K-12. With the guidance of adult volunteers, Girl Scouts earn badges, explore the outdoors, attend fun events and field trips, and participate in the Girl Scout cookie program.

Visit and click JOIN TODAY. Complete the GIRL REGISTRATION page, click CONTINUE and follow the instructions to search for a Girl Scout troop. Select a troop and complete the membership payment."

  • Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 PM
  • St. Mary Parish, One Church Square, Franklin

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In the News: Girltopia event planned, School Committee reviews science program

"Sam Ward, a senior from Girl Scout Troop 80637, is organizing a Journey program called "Girltopia"at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond St., Franklin on Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-8 p.m. 
With this journey, the scouts are creating their vision of a perfect world for girls. They have identified that all girls have the right to an education, equal pay, fair treatment, and to become who they aspire to be. 
The scouts are hosting an evening featuring women who have all different "paths" in life, whether they are a stay at home mom, business woman, doctor, teacher, etc. Girls of middle school and high school age are invited to come talk to and interview these adults about their choices for their path through life. 
This event is meant to inspire young girls to be who they dream to be, and show them the different paths people can take in life."

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"The school district is looking to implement a new science curriculum emphasizing on hands-on and practical learning in the coming years. 
The School Committee heard a presentation on the topic, two years in the making, at its meeting Tuesday night. Officials said the curriculum's focus on immersion and application is a step forward from traditional theory and memorization."

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Girl Scout Troop hosting holiday party - Oct 25th

"HOSTED BY FRANKLIN GIRL SCOUT TROOP 80637 Wear your costume! When: Saturday, October 25th 2pm-4pm Where: St. John's Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin Cost: $5 per child, families welcome! What to expect: Games, crafts, face paint, food and lots of fun!! WhO: All elementary age students, Girl Scout membership is not required, but parental supervision is required." - Reply to this email to comment on this post.
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October 20 at 9:08am
Wear your costume!
When: Saturday, October 25th 2pm-4pm
Where: St. John's Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin
Cost: $5 per child, families welcome!
What to expect: Games, crafts, face paint, food and lots of fun!!
WhO: All elementary age students, Girl Scout membership is not required, but parental supervision is required.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rep Roy: Medway Girls Scouts

Rep Jeff Roy met with a Girl Scout troop from Medway when they visited the State House recently. Sen Karen Spilka hosted the troop.

Medway Girls Scouts visit State House

The photo includes leaders: Tracey Twamley, Eileen McGonigle, Pat Davis, and Kathy MacDougall. The Girl Scouts include: Maya Twamley, Marissa Galante, Cayla McGonigle, Anita Cuff, Grace Brueckner, Andrea Hester, MaryKate MacDougall, Sophia Flotta, Maevis Fahey, Olivia Cardillo, Katelyn Piche, Lindsey Blenkhorn, Lindsay MacLeod, and Lily Ouellette.

Photo credit to Rep Jeff Roy's office

Monday, December 3, 2012

"Parents Night Out" - Dec 7

Girl Scout troop 80637, comprised of High School aged girls, is pleased to announce “Parents Night Out”; an opportunity for parents to leave their children with the Girl Scouts on Friday, December 7 2012 from 6pm to 10pm at the Franklin VFW on Pond Street. The children will be entertained with holiday themed activities such as crafts, games and snacks. Many of the troop members are certified babysitters and CPR/first aid trained adult supervision will also be present. Boys and girls who are potty trained through elementary age are welcome. The cost per child is $20. Space is limited. To pre-register, email the ages and names of children, along with the parent contact information to

Girl Scout troop 80637 is raising funds to cover expenses incurred for troop activities and for costs associated with girls who are earning their Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) can earn. The award is designed to be completed by an individual girl who completes two Senior or Ambassador journeys or completes one Senior or Ambassador journey and has earned a Girl Scout Silver Award. Once the prerequisites are completed, the Girl Scout will plan and perform an individual take action project relating to an issue that she cares about. The completion of the project will make a lasting difference in the local community, region, or beyond.

Girl Scouts is a value-based organization that helps girls build strong interpersonal skills, independence, and a sense of responsibility. Girl Scouts is an affordable option for families and offers financial assistance. For more information or to sign-up please visit or call 888-9-GIRL-SCOUT.


Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 40,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in 178 communities across Eastern Massachusetts with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts provide girls with the opportunity to DISCOVER their world, CONNECT with and build an understanding for others and TAKE ACTION to make the world a better place. Girls are guided by committed and caring adults who make learning fun. Girl Scouting helps each girl achieve her personal leadership pathway to the future. The Girl Scouts organization has a rich history and has been the nation’s leading expert on girls for nearly 100 years.