Participating in the Cookie and Fall Product Programs can help your troop earn funds towards awesome trips! Girls from Troop 396 in Norfolk, led by Dr. Nicole Nelson and Melanie Greene, used proceeds from fall product sales and cookie sales to travel together to Washington DC. The trip was originally planned for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19, but now that some restrictions have been lifted, the troop was able to enjoy their well-deserved trip!
While there, the troop worked to complete the Discover the Nation’s Capital patch offered by Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital by visiting many museums and monuments.
Troop leader Melanie said, “We found the Darth Vader gargoyle at the National Cathedral, saw the documents that started our national history at the National Archives, took a 'Monuments by Midnight' trolley tour, gazed at amazing treasures in the National Natural History Museum, learned about the struggles girls have experienced at the National History Museum’s special exhibit, and saw the Discover space shuttle up close after doing flight simulators at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum facility. It was a great experience funded by the hard work of our troop and the support of our parents and the Ghent community. The girls in Troop 396 are already looking forward to more travel adventures.”
Way to go, Troop 396. We can’t wait to see all the places where Girl Scouts go this coming Girl Scout year! Go BRIGHT ahead!
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