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Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop Presents Their Silver Award Project

Oneonta Girl Scouts Honor

Cancer Victims With Garden

Oneonta Girl Scout Liv Robinson, above,  places a commemorative stone in the center of the Interactive Cancer Memorial & Survivor Garden she and other members of Troop 30132 built at the OWL Nest in Fortin Park. The two-year project includes a stone walkway, an interactive arbor where names of those lost may  be written, and a forthcoming “wind phone” booth, where people can send their memories out on the wind. Following the dedication, each girl was presented with the Girl Scouts’ Silver Pin, one of the highest awards. At right, from left, Julia Rissberger, Bailey Roy, Sasha Dudek and Liv Robinson pose for a group photo as they cut a celebratory cake. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

70-Plus Units Defy 94 Degrees Of Heat

104TH SPRINGFIELD CENTER PARADE

70-Plus Units Defy

94 Degrees Of Heat

Girl Scout Hannah Sheldon of Springfield Center captures the spirit of the holiday at today’s 104th Springfield Center Fourth of July Parade, which marched down Main Street in 94-degree heat.  Hannah is with Troop 967, Springfield Center.  At right,  Springfield Center’s Loretta Fish attended her hometown’s Fourth of July Parade for the 30th time today; she posed with son Alex Dowd, 8. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Local Girl Scouts Earn Rank

Local Girl Scouts Earn Rank

Oneonta Girl Scouts Holly Beitzel, right, and Bridgette Dickson recite the Girl Scout Oath in Neahwa Park on Wednesday afternoon as part of their troop’s award ceremony. The ceremony saw Beitzel and Dickson get promoted from Brownie to Junior with several of their friends also earning Junior rank. Caitlyn and Natalie Thompson, pictured at right, both of Oneonta, were also recognized during the ceremony for earning their bronze and silver awards respectively. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 24

Chicken & Biscuits For The Scouts

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CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER – 5 – 7 p.m. Support the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts program in Morris. Enjoy a delicious dinner or get takeout. Cost, $9/adult. Morris United Methodist Church, 17 Church St., Morris. Call 607-316-8239.

BLOOD DRIVE – 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Give Blood, Save Lives. Edmeston School, 11 North St., Edmeston. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=13335

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Support The Scouts

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CHICKEN DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Boy and Girl Scouts serve a chicken and biscuit dinner. Price, $9 adult, $5 children. Morris United Methodist Church, 17 Church St., Morris. Info, Harry Graves (607)316-8239

3-D DESIGN WORKSHOP – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come tinker with your designs for 3-D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

Girl Scouts Share The Love With Comfy, Cozy Totes

Girl Scouts Share The Love

With ‘Comfy, Cozy Totes’

The girls of Girls Scout Cadet Troop 30728, Amethyst Gardener, Elizabeth Serafin, Jillian LaHood and Tiffany Gardner, stand outside the Oneonta homeless shelter this morning before delivering their donations of "Comfy, Cozy Totes". The project was to receive their Silver Award, the highest honor a Cadet can achieve. They had to identify a need in the community, create a plan, contact individuals, fund raise, carry out the plans and ensure it would have lasting results. For nearly two years the girls collected over 250 children's pajamas, each with a custom heart shaped made especially for the project sewn onto them. They also donated five totes of themed boxes of toys and activities containing books, craft supplies, toys and games. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The girls of Girls Scout Cadet Troop 30728, Amethyst Gardener, Elizabeth Serafin, Jillian LaHood and Tiffany Gardner, stand outside the Oneonta homeless shelter this morning before delivering their donations of “Comfy, Cozy Totes.” The project has won the Silver Award, the highest honor a cadet can achieve, for the Oneonta troop. The girls had to identify a need in the community, create a plan, contact individuals, fund raise, carry out the plan and ensure it would have lasting results. For nearly two years the girls collected over 250 children’s pajamas, each with a custom sewn-on heart shape created especially for the project sewn. The cadets also donated five totes of themed boxes of toys and activities containing books, craft supplies, toys and games. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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Girl Scouts Add 1,400 Books To Bookcase Project

Girl Scouts Add 1,400 Books

To Tenfold Plus Campaign

Caitlin Wiltsey, Maria Griswold and Kara Piefer of Girl Scouts troop 30043, sort through 1,438 donated childrens' books they collected for the Bookcase for Every Child project headed by Tenfold Plus. The books were then counted and organized into boxes. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Caitlin Wiltsey, Maria Griswold and Kara Piefer of Girl Scout Troop 30043 sort through 1,438 donated children’s books they collected for Tenfold Plus‘ “Bookcase for Every Child” project.  Tenfold Plus, an Oneonta philanthropy begun by 10 Oneonta women, aims to provide 90 Head Start children with a personalized bookcase stocked with reading material. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Sweet Adelines Help Girl Scouts Earn Musical Merit Badge

The Sweet Adelines Help Girl Scouts

Earn Musical Merit Badge

The local chapter of The Sweet Adelines are working with area Girl Scouts to help them earn their Young Women In Harmoney Activity patches.  Threes groups of girls; Daiseys, Brownies and Girl Scouts, met with The Sweet Adelines at Valleyview School on Saturday morning where they learned about harmonies, rounds, duets, trios, music recognition and more. Here, Linda Allen, front, Oneonta, and Betty Bennett, Oneonta, lead Candence Coren, Libby Cox and Emma Gross of Laurens in a dance routine. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
The local chapter of The Sweet Adelines are working with area Girl Scouts to help them earn their Young Women In Harmony Activity patches. Threes groups of girls; Daises, Brownies and Girl Scouts, met with The Sweet Adelines at Valleyview School on Saturday morning where they learned about harmonies, rounds, duets, trios, music recognition and more. Here, Linda Allen, front, Oneonta, and Betty Bennett, Oneonta, lead Candence Coren, Libby Cox and Emma Gross of Laurens in a dance routine. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)

 

Girl Scouts Receive Bronze Award

Local Girl Scouts Receive Bronze Award

Members of Girl Scouts troop 30132 received their bronze awards on Wed. at the Elm Park Methodist church which recognized their leadership and community service in setting up a science fair that had 40 participants and 150 attendees. Here, group leader Rachel Rissberger embraces Anna Fleury after presenting her, along with Sasha Dudek, Julia Rissberger, Jessica Phillipe and Sabrina Scianimanico with their award pins.
Members of Girl Scouts troop 30132 received their bronze awards on Wed. at the Elm Park Methodist church which recognized their leadership and community service in setting up a science fair that had 40 participants and 150 attendees. Here, group leader Rachel Rissberger embraces Anna Fleury after presenting her, along with Sasha Dudek, Julia Rissberger, Jessica Phillipe and Sabrina Scianimanico with their award pins.
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