Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Troop Together for 13 Years

I know this is an out-of-Framingham Troop, but thought it was worth sharing ...
By Paul Crocetti/Daily News staff
MARLBOROUGH — This year marks the end of an era in Marlborough Girl Scouts.
The 10 members of Marlborough Senior Girl Scout Troop #72834, many of whom joined early in elementary school, are graduating. A program at Marlborough High School on May 27 honored the troop and three Gold Award recipients.
The Senior Troop members shared their experiences over the last 13 years. Highlights included community service, camping and a trip in ninth grade to England in which they stayed with the British equivalent of Girl Scouts, said Laura Wilner, one of the troop's leaders.
"So many said this has been such a big part of their life," Wilner said. "This troop has just been so special. They're a very high-achieving group."
Ruth Bramson, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Council, spoke at the ceremony. The Marlborough Gold Award recipients were Katherine Karwoski and Julianne Wilner, of Troop #72834, and Chelsea Wagner, of Troop #72849. The award, akin to an Eagle Scout accomplishment in Boy Scouts, is the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive - only 5.4 percent of Girl Scouts achieve it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

leader & Adult Volunteer Social Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.

at O'Connell's sports pub, Route 9 East, in the Whimsy parking lot!
All leaders and adult volunteers are invited.

Town-Wide Bridging Slide Show Coming Soon!

Thank You! Congrats to the Scouts who Bridged!

I want to thank everyone for their patience today!
I hope the Brownies & Juniors, who attended, enjoyed their special day!

While the weatherman was correct & the storm did pass in time and we had sunshine; we unfortunately had giant puddles and lots of mud.

At 4:30 p.m., when we began setting up, one of the dads in the parking lot offered to call the Masonic Hall to see if we could have the ceremony there.
The Troop leaders present, then made a group decision to move inside.

Unfortunately, the Masonic Hall could never have been an option as the Framingham bridging location, because 2 of the Troops requested handicapped accessible halls (one Daisy Troop with a Scout in an 80-pound wheelchair and another Junior Troop with a child in a walker).

After the bridging location was planned outside, due to the fact that no handicapped accessible locations were available on the agreed upon date, that Daisy Troop, with the 80-pound wheelchair Scout, dropped out of the town-wide bridging.

I want to personally thank Mr. Canhoto from Troop 2086 for coming through at the last minute and not disappointing all the Scouts. (Parents, probably will appreciate the non-muddy shoes.)

If anyone would like to share photos, either send them to or I will try to post some photos soon.

Congrats to all the Scout who bridged today!


We have moved the bridging inside to the Masonic Hall, 404 Concord Road (Route 126)
Ceremony will start at 5:15 p.m.
Thanks for your patience!

Bridging ceremony is a YES!

I know there is a storm now, but according to it should be passing by 4:15 p.m.
This storm is moving at 55-60 MPH and is suppose to be SEVERE but pass by within 30 minutes.
Worse case scenario we will have to hold off by sitting in cars for a few minutes.
Don't want to diappoint the Scouts, by cancelling.
Radar on looks like we will have a brief clearing between this storm and then a second storm is expected to hit.
I was afraid by delaying until a 530 or 6 p.m. start that we will be right in the middle of that 2nd storm.
Don't forget to bring umbrellas and bug spray!

UPDATED Bridging Plan:
Volunteer girls and Troop leaders arrive at 4:30 p.m.
All Scouts there by 4:45 p.m.
Start Ceremony about 5:05 p.m.

Bridging is a go ...

The Weather Channel is predicting a severe storm between 3:15 and 3:45 for Framingham, but then the radar looks like it is clear for a while...

Most of the storms are heading towards the Merrimack Valley as opposed to along the mass pike today.

I will do one more check and then I am off to pick up the flowers.
I will post again about 3:30 p.m., just in case any of these reports change.

Bridging ceremony ON - last update will be at 3:30 p.m.

At this time, the bridging ceremony is still on.
4:15 p.m. Volunteer Scouts
4;30 p.m. All Scouts
5 p.m. Ceremony
UCC Conference Center, one Badger Road


I am hoping for the weather to stay like this, cloudy and a splatter of raindrops.

I DO see that we are under a tornado watch through 8 p.m. and that there is the possibility of a downpour/lightning storm like yesterday.

I will post on THIS Web site by 3:30 p.m. if we are CANCELLED or POSTPONED until a 5:30 or 6 p.m. ceremony!!!

If we get a storm as severe and SHORT as yesterday, I will make a decision by 3:30 p.m. to back the ceremony by 30 minutes or an hour. Thus, a 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. ceremony.

If that is the case -- I will post on the Framingham GIRL SCOUT WEB SITE by 3:30 p.m. that time change!!

Thanks for your patience
Susan Scully Petroni
P.S. I'd recommend bug spray in this weather and location!