WARRENSBURG-Enjoying a deep tradition locally, the Warrensburg Girl Scouts are routinely enjoying fun new experiences in their troop activities alongside plenty of service to the community.
Three troops representing different age levels are situated in Warrensburg, and the eldest, the Ambassador Troop 3146 of high school juniors, is led by Ann Chapman. Patty Miller and Sheri Norton oversee the elementary-age troops.
Tessa Acuna, Courtney Turner and Kimberly Chapman are the Troop 3146 members.
In 2010, the girls participated in a variety of events, including "Cookie College," a regional get-together of Girl Scouts at SUNY Adirondack for Girl Scouts that concentrates on cookie sales.
At that event, they ran a booth reviewing travel opportunities, including presenting details about their own trip the year before to Bermuda.
Another project last year for the scouts was their involvement in World Thinking Day, held at Camp Meadowbrook, undertaking various activities that examine into a diversity of cultures.
Also last year, this trio of Warrensburg scouts participated with 4-H club members in creating Christmas ornaments for homebound seniors.
In addition, they created a wreath for the Prospect Center's Festival of Trees to help fund the beneficial organization. In the process, they won a prize for creativity.
In Warrensburg, there's an effort to dovetail scouting activities with college and career planning, Ann Chapman noted.
In this vein, the Ambassadors took part in ACCCollege Night, learning together about college opportunities.
Also, they coached each other in driving regulations in preparation for driving tests.
Then just for fun in late February, they got together and learned about makeup and manicures.
This spring or summer, they hope to travel to Albany for a night's hotel stay and to attend a play at Proctor's Theater.