Girl Scouts invited to enjoy “A Day Outside” – Sunday

by beth on October 1, 2019

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Above: Girl Scouts and troop leaders are encouraged to head to the beautiful Beals Preserve this weekend to experience the fun that can be had in the outdoors. (photo left by Hal Kiess from SOLF.org, right cropped from pic by Catherine Weber)

A special event for young Southborough Girl Scouts is being held this Sunday afternoon. The goal is to encourage girls to embrace scouting outdoors.

“A Day Outside with Girl Scouts” will take place at the Beals Preserve. The event is geared mainly towards Daisies and Brownies. But Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to take part. 

Day outside with Girl ScoutsThe event is also a great opportunity for new troop leaders:

Experienced Girl Scout leaders/parents will be available to assist as well as offer advice & answer questions to new GS leaders.

Fun activities will include:

  • Singing girl scout songs
  • Learning & exploring trail blazing
  • “Fire building” with candy and pretzels,
  • Nature exploration experiences

Since some of the activities are in the woods, please wear appropriate clothing and bug spray.

The event will run from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 6th. It is “drop in, but not drop off.”  Per GS regulations, all girls must be accompanied by an adult in a group or individually.

For event parking, participants are encouraged to head to the Route 30/Main Street side of the preserve (near Lynbrook Road). Look for balloons marking the parking area. Click here to open map of the preserve.

If you have any questions, please email nynyyaz@gmail.com.

The program is organized by two Southborough Cadettes – Nyah Yazdani & Grace Bouzan. The middle schoolers are members of both town Troop 89255 and Eastern Mass’ High Adventure Girl Scouts troop.

Nyah Yazdani and Grace Bouzan at Beals PreserveThe event is part of a Silver Award project they are partnering on.* The girls shared:

We love to spend time outside & in nature as Scouts but have been observing that younger girl scouts are not exploring outside as much. We also interviewed leaders and learned that they are not getting their troops outside as much as they wished they would. . .

Our goal [is] to to show younger Scouts how much fun it can be to spend time in nature with the hope that they and their leaders will be motivated to explore more together. We hope Girl Scout and their leaders will join us for a fun day outside in nature at Beals Preserve!

*GS Silver Awards encourage Cadettes to find a way to improve their communities by identifying and addressing a need. 

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