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Girls Scouts are back in Chipley ………

And they meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Chipley.


by Kathy Foster


National Girl Scout research has shown that Girl Scouting provides benefits to not only the girls involved, but their parents as well.    Girl Scouts gives parents and girls the opportunity to be involved in an activity that benefits the community and gives them a sense of personal satisfaction by achieving a goal together.


And, now that opportunity is available again in Chipley.


Girl Scouts is open to girls of varying ages and includes the following levels:

  •   Daisy Girls Scouts – Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  •   Brownie Girl Scouts – Grades 2-3
  •   Junior girl Scouts – Grades 4-5
  •   Cadette – Grades 6-8
  •   Senior – Grades 9-10
  •   Ambassador  – Grades 11-12


Zedra Hawkins and Carissa Boyett are co-leaders of the new troop and invite every girl who is interested in the Girl Scouts to attend the Oct. 10th meeting at the Presbyterian Church in Chipley.


Zedra has been involved with Girl Scouts for 16 years prior to this troop.  Starting out with a Daisy Troop in 1995 for her oldest daughter, Sarah, Zedra has held many titles   —  Leader, Cookie Mom, 1st Alder, Outdoor Trainer, Camp Kateri and Camp Wildwood, Cook, Service Unit Manager and National Girl Scout Delegate.


Carissa will be co-leading the troop for the older girls.  This is her first year as a leader, but she was a Girl Scout herself as Brownie and Junior Girl Scout.


Both Hawkins and Boyett say they have years of working with children and have high expectations of participation with Troop 3013.  “We are very excited to be the only Girl Scout Troop in Washington County.  So yes, parents, we will be active, I can promise you that,”  said Hawkins.


While Girl Scouts involve a lot of fun,  the co-leaders point out that Girl Scouts have responsibilities to the Troop, including the following:

  •  To attend all meetings and outings.
  •  To fulfill the obligation of dues.
  •  To be sure that permission slips are signed by a parent or guardian.
  •  To complete missed activities.
  •  To pass along important information to parents or leaders.
  •  To treat each member of the troop as a sister.
  •   To respect sister Girl Scouts.
  •   To respect troop leaders and troop parents.
  •   To participate in the meetings.
  •   To conduct themselves in a safe manner.
  •   To listen to others in the troop and show respect for what they are saying.






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