Johnston Girl Scouts ascend Mt. Monadnock


While tent-camping in Rindge, New Hampshire, Girl Scouts of Troop 171 Johnston, and their dedicated leaders ascended Mt. Monadnock on trails once used by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. They were rewarded with breathtaking views atop the 3,165-foot summit.

The hike is one of several the scouts planned as part of their Senior Trail Adventure badge. To prepare, Troop 171 attended several hiking workshops hosted by Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England. The experienced leaders at GSSNE coached them on how to plan and prepare a successful hike incorporating the seven Leave No Trace hiking etiquette principals. The scouts were also responsible for the meals for the two-night trip, planning, buying, and cooking (and clean up!) on their own. Girl-led is a hallmark of Girl Scouting which strives to builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


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