Camping in the foothills of the Big Horns with friends and going canoeing and horse-back riding is what’s in store for a Girl Scout in Sheridan.
Activities Coordinator Jean Harm said they also learn about the three Cs – cooking, crafts and computers, and can participate at different levels. She’s been a scout for half a century, she said, making her a life-long member and has kept the Girl Scout promise her entire life.
Activities have changed through the years, she said, to keep up with the times, like adding computer skills to the merit badge line-up. And the uniforms have been updated, from the long skirts and blouses of the early days when scouts began in 1912, to today’s shorts and tops. But the motto is the same – “be prepared,” and be of service to others. In keeping with that goal, the Sheridan scouts will be collecting food for local pantries this Saturday, from 9-2, at the Safeways, Kmart and the Warehouse Market.
She said the Sheridan scouts are part of the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming Council, which is the largest geographical council in the country. There are 54 scouts in Sheridan and 12 scout troops in the county, she said, with some meeting weekly and others monthly. The cost to join is $15 for the year and all it takes is a phone call. The number is 672-3611.