By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff
The aroma of buttered popcorn filled the Murphy Room of the COA when Walpole’s Girl Scouts came to visit. Their Friday afternoon matinee screening of “Sleepless in Seattle” was a highlight of the girls’ vacation week. Troop 67250 and 83177 brought an abundance of smiles and concessions for the outing.
Troop leader and town coordinator, Monica St. Louis, supervised the juniors at their concession table. A popcorn machine added a whimsical authenticity to the outing. Girls served complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate to seniors. Soda and candy were sold for a dollar, with the funds covering the cost of the program for the center. St. Louis reports having brought the girls to the COA before to do cookie booths. “This is the first time we’ve done volunteer service here,” she said. “We are looking for more involvement in town between the older and the younger generation. We’re looking to create some partnerships in town and make the program more robust.” A connection with seniors seems to naturally fit their mission of building courage, confidence, and character in the community.
Juniors of Troop 67250 are anticipating an April trip to Washington DC. With three more weeks of cookie season, the girls are excited to raise money for their trip. “I’m excited to see different monuments and hang out with my friends,” junior Mayla said. The girls have sold almost 2000 boxes of cookies this season.
COA senior Judy was happy to have the Girl Scouts visit. “It’s wonderful that they came. It was fantastic that they saved money for the trip,” she voiced. Seniors indulged in the classic treats while settling in for the rom-com. The Girl Scout’s friendly presence was clearly appreciated.