Scouts in Suffield Girl Scout Troop 10981 traveled to Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, N. Y., in March to attend a scouting weekend full of fun, adventure, and new opportunities.
The troop, which consists of nine scouts in sixth grade, enjoyed horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, snow tubing and other adventures. Throughout the weekend, they were able to interact with 225 other scouts from 23 other troops from around the region, trading pins and stories about their favorite Girl Scout activities.
Troop 10981 raised money for the trip through their annual cookie sales. They are also grateful to have received support from the Amiel and Mary Anne Zak Public Service Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which allowed them to repurpose remaining funds left over from a grant they received last year.
During the trip, the scouts learned valuable skills, including how to be independent and build confidence. They also learned how to step outside of their comfort zones, take risks and embrace new opportunities.
The scouts are already talking about going on their next troop trip and look forward to more exciting adventures in the months and years ahead.