TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Girl Scouts have been busy.
In early January scouts began knocking on doors taking orders for the annual cookie sale. The sale continued through the end of March. A total of 991 cases were sold, which was an increase of 100 cases from the previous year.
While they were out taking orders as part of their community service project they were also asking for everyone to purchase an extra box which would be shipped to the troops overseas; 23 cases or 276 boxes were shipped to troops overseas.
"A very special thank goes out all those in our community who helped make this community service project a huge success and to The American Legion Post 224 who helped with the distribution of these cookies to our troops overseas," said Debbie Barber, scout leader.
In April scouts hosted a Lady Bug Theme Mother/Daughter Tea at the Ti fire house. Approximately 30 area girls from Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga and Moriah attended this event with their mothers.
"We would like to thank Melody Borho and her Troop 3776 for organizing this event and to the Ti fire house allowing us to host this event," Barber said.
In May the Southern Essex County Girl Scouts held their end-of-the-year celebration in the Mars Educational Center located at Fort Ticonderoga. Throughout the year girls worked on the requirements for them to bridge to the next level of girl scouting. Bridging from Daisies to Brownies were Lillian Bain, Adriana Borho, Maria Cole, Lorelei Leerkes, Molly Price, Aracely Silva and Kristen Strum; bridging from Juniors to Cadettes were Jordyn Borho, Kassie Gijanto, Eryka Hayes, Sara Vradenburg, Courtney Wranasky, Emily Powers, MacKenzie Strum, Megan Clark, Susan Ward, Makayla Holt, Shelby Turner and Selena Stacy; bridging from Cadettes to Seniors were Victoria Sawyer, Laura West, Sara West, Kaleigh Malaney, Michaela Comes and Rebecca Barber; and bridging from Senior to Ambassador was Shannen Kelly.