The Big Walnut Girl Scouts will host a “S’Mores and More” event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, for girls to learn more about Girl Scouts.
Participants will enjoy a bonfire, roast some marshmallows, make s’mores, enjoy crafts and activities, and meet Scouts. Girl Scout membership is open to girls in grades K-12. Troops are forming now, say organizers.
Girl Scouts now offers six pathways to join: events, series, camp, travel, troop and virtual. The troop pathway is the traditional way girls have participated in Girl Scouts, organizers say. Troops are still popular but now there are a number of ways to be involved in scouting.
The opportunities include:
• Events: Come on your own or with a friend to events centered on topics that interest you.
• Series: Explore interests in a series of activities without committing to a full year.
• Camp: Experience the outdoors at overnight or day camp.
• Travel: Travel across town, throughout the country, or around the world.
• Troop: Participate in activities that last throughout the school year.
• Virtual: Interact online with girls and volunteers in a safe, secure online environment.
Organizers say that girls may start on one pathway, change their minds and take part in another. Scouts may decide to participate in more than one pathway.
At the event, parents can also find out about volunteer opportunities with Girl Scouts: sharing skills, spending time with your daughter and her friends, and making new friends.
For more information, email BWGirlScouts@gmail.com or follow Big Walnut Girl Scouts on Twitter @BigWalnutGirls.
Information for this story was provided by Big Walnut Girl Scouts.