This Saturday Medfield Girl Scouts is holding its annual Day of Community Service. Scouts will be collecting FOOD DONATIONS for the Medfield Food Cupboard at both Shaws and Brothers Supermarkets. Scouts will also be collecting gently used YOUTH CLOTHING for Cradles to Crayons (C2C). Clothing can be dropped off on Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the UCC, 496 Main Street. Winter clothing items are most needed. All food and clothing donations will be sorted and given directly to the Food Cupboard and C2C on Saturday!
Don’t allow your kids to miss out on an Angel Run shirt – register by the 11/1 deadline.
Medfield Girl Scouts turned 100 years old today, and were congratulated by Representative Denise Garlick, above, amongst others, at the Gazebo. It is officially Girl Scout day in town.
Medfield Girl Scouts celebrate their first 100 years at the Gazebo at 6PM on June 15 –
Dear Selectman Peterson,
On June 15th Medfield Girl Scouts will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and we hope you can be a part of the celebration!
We are one of the oldest service units in the country. We’d like to imagine that if Miss Inches and Miss Haskell, the founders of Medfield’s Red Rose Troop One, were to meet our 350+ young Girl Scouts and 200+ Adult Volunteer Guides (AVGs) who assist in running the Medfield Service Unit, they would be very proud of what they put in motion for Medfield Girl Scouts 100 years ago. It is truly amazing that we continue to have a thriving and active Girl Scout community here in Medfield — which is a direct result of the commitment our young girls and teens have to the Girl Scout program–as well as the commitment our hundreds and hundreds of volunteers have made to Medfield Girl Scouts throughout the last ten decades.
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts USA in 1912, once said “Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best”. For the hundreds of Girl Scouts who participate in the Girl Scout program in Medfield, Juliette would have been proud of the service these girls put forth for the Medfield community. The commitment made by our Scouts in a day and age when there is so much that pulls at their time is truly commendable. From our youngest Daisy Scouts who earn their Daisy Petals as they learn the Girl Scout Law & Promise to our high school Senior and Ambassador Scouts, who carry their academic loads with high honors, play sports, participate in outside clubs and activities all while taking leadership positions, doing community service work and earning the highest awards as the Girl Scout Gold Award–are truly a remarkable group that accomplishes much for our community. We look to our past to Miss Inches and Miss Haskell for what they began here in Medfield, as we look to the future, to our current Scouts and volunteers who continue to carry Juliette Gordon Low’s mission forward and will do so as we move into the next 100 years of Girl Scouting in Medfield.
We invite you to come and be part of the celebration we are planning for our 100th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00-7:00 PM at the Gazebo and library green in front of the Medfield Library on Main Street in downtown Medfield. We would love for you to commemorate our very special day and be a part our brief ceremony that will be held at 6:30 PM. We will contact your office in the next few days to see if your schedule will permit you to participate in our anniversary festivities.
Thank you in advance for your support of the centennial celebration of the Medfield Girl Scout program.
100th Anniversary Medfield Girl Scouts
This year Wheelock School invited me to read, and this morning I had the distinct honor and pleasure to read Stellaluna, one of my all time favorites.
The train hat is left over from a Medfield Day I ran about fifteen years ago where I had the volunteer train drivers wear train engineer hats with the town seal on the front. The kids recognized the town seal, even though it is pretty small.
When we talked about how bats are able to “see” in the dark, one boy explained that it was by “echo location” – impressive!
The Girl Scout celebrate 100 years of scouting in Medfield at its spring gold awards and bridging ceremony on 3/19. The gold award recipients always have such interesting, thoughtful, and substantive projects. It is also great to see so many girls having such a good and productive time together and with family.
Marie Pendergast shared with me the photos she took of her class and I reading the Dr. Seuss book on Wednesday, Wacky Wednesday. I brought along about five hats and the jester hat was the “reading hat” the class voted for me to wear.