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Girl Scout Troop #1260 hosted their annual Thinking Day at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church. They learned about Japan (Older Girls); New Zealand ( Juniors); and Australia (Brownies and Daisies).

Some dressed in their country's attire and there were foods to sample from those countries to boot. I was glad that I attended and I can't wait until next year! These young ladies have so much energy and are very encouraging toward one another. It was good to see. There were also other troops from the area there along with their families.

Our Girl Scouts are happy to report that the 2020 cookies are in and we're thankful for your support. Be looking for Cookie Booths, in case you forgot to order your cookies already.

We've recently enjoyed an outing to Starving Artist in Newport News. With so many interests within our various ages of girls, it's always nice to find something that works for all.

Colonial Coast Girl Scouts just completed their Sixth Annual Cookie Classic Run with over 500 participants as well as their Twelfth Annual Samoa Soiree, for adults 21 and over. Fun for all.

With regard to Scouts BSA, we have Sakura and Samantha (11G), and Justin (11B) working on their Geocaching Merit Badge. They recently hosted their event at Newport News Park and other locations around Newport News.

Our Troop 11 Boys and Troop 11 Girls have just gotten back from the Lumberjack Camping Trip. It is an annual event held at Endview Plantation in Newport News. It is one of the more interesting campouts, as you never know what kind of weather you'll encounter. It teaches Scouts and Scouters to always be prepared.

Our Pack 11 has been busy doing what they do best: learning and earning stuff. They've had their Annual Pine Wood Derby Race. And they're looking to more fun in their future.

Chestnut is big on hosting events. We host the monthly Round Table Meeting. We host the Annual District Awards Banquet. We host Eagle Boards as needed. Thank you, Chestnut for always supporting Scouting and always making us look good. Many wonderful places to be involved within our community through Scouting in 2020.

This is one reason why Scouting has been a part of the Methodist church for over 100 years. We are so blessed!

Regards to all and see you next month.


Cub Scouts
Pack 11
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts
Troop 1260
Every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Troop 11G (Girls)
Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Boy Scouts
Troop 11
Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Chestnut Memorial
United Methodist Church

1024 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601