Our friends at the Joshua Hyde Public Library in Sturbridge contacted us to see if we’d like to participate in their mini-golf fundraiser by building a hole or two. The golf holes are displayed within the aisles of the library and for only $5, anyone can play all the holes. While this sounded like a fun thing to do, we immediately thought of our partnership with Tantasqua Regional High School. After consulting with Computer Aided Design (CAD) instructor, Jillian Carty, she and her students were enthusiastic to take on this challenge. The entire class participated by coming up with their own ideas within the parameters given to us by the library and then voted on the top two CAD designs. Their results were outstanding!
The leader of BSA Troop 163 in Sturbridge spoke with us recently about her troop. Chrissy Chamberland leads this troop of girls serving female youth ages 11-17. Established in 2019 and chartered by the American Legion Post 109 in Sturbridge, Chrissy listed the troop’s impressive achievements during their first year.
The troop’s aims are Character Development, Citizenship, Fitness, and Leadership and currently have 12 scouts participating. Nationally, there are 29,776 girls in Scouts BSA with 3,198 troops for girls. Some troops have both boys and girls.
Troop member Kalea Gormley reviewed the troop’s numerous activities and camping night opportunities. Concluding the presentation, Chrissy spoke candidly about the challenges she faced when she first started the troop, however, girls in BSA are more widely recognized and accepted now. It was obvious to the Rotarians at the meeting that Troop 163 under Chrissy’s leadership will continue to grow and accomplish great things.