MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - This month, the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated the group’s 107th anniversary. On March 12, Mahopac Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Seniors, got together and marked the occasion with a party at Austin Road Elementary School.
The party featured plenty of games, crafts and activities, and a visit from Barbara Londa, who heads the Girl Scout Museum in Wallkill, N.Y. Londa displayed an array of old-time Scout uniforms as well as other relics from the organization’s rich history.
Some 115 Scouts attended the party. They sang songs, took sign language lessons and enjoyed birthday cake—in this case, cupcakes. There were STEAM-related projects (a juice-box launcher, binary bracelets and marshmallow towers), as well as a group of Scouts who showed off their bronze award project—bedtime bags for shelter kids that included items such as toothpaste and stuff animals, “things to make them feel more comfortable.”
Every year, the Mahopac Girl Scouts picks an organization to support, and for the second year in a row it collected much-needed items for the Women’s Resource Center shelter.