Girl Scouts Receive Badges

Girl ScoutsBrownie Girl Scout Troop 11204 and Daisy 10703, completed their investiture pinning  ceremony in February.  They we awarded badges that they worked on individually or as a group as well as their year of service pin and fun patches.  They are here in this photo.  Trenidy O'Malley, Alexis O'Malley, Cora Treiss, Emma Pelkey, Elizabeth Gilcris, Bunny Sanschagrin, Morgan Bisson and Abigail Stewart.  The group meets at Sunset Valley on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 4:30.  They will be selling their famous cookies for $4.00 a box this Saturday and Sunday.  Cookies are the world's largest girl-led business, the nearly $800-million cookie program aims to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.  Sales aid in sending girls to camp and other enrichment activities.  All donated boxes will be used locally, for tea and cookies at the areas nursing homes and Holiday Center.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. 

Raffle drawing postponed, ticket sales extended

The Introduction to Human Services class at WMCC has announced their raffle drawing is postponed until Tuesday November 20, 2012. Tickets will continue being sold until Monday, Nov. 19. Anyoneinterested in purchasing tickets can contact Jodie at 723-0626 or Nichol at 348-3857. The class apologizes for any inconvenience.

Time to sign up for summer camp

BERLIN -- With spring arriving early this year, parents should start thinking about what summer camp their children want to attend. There's still room at the Barry Conservation Camp, located in the White Mountains National Forest, but they're filling up fast!

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Department of Fish and Game. Barry Conservation Camp provides a close-knit community for its 38 campers and 11 staff.

Barry Conservation Camp is a great program for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning in environmental and conservation programs and can benefit from participating in a small camp. Staff take pride in creating a special place where kids can discover their individual strengths. Campers and staff work together as a team in the hope that everyone leaves camp with a greater awareness of themselves and the world around them.

There are six cabins, each housing up to seven campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are central toilets, shower facilities and a dining hall complete with kitchen.

Attend a Mini-Camp, June 30-July 3, the Aquatic Adventures-Let's Go Fishing week July 8-13, 4-H Walk on the Wild Side, July 15-20, Hunter Education, July 22-27 or a second Walk on the Wild Side, July 29-Aug. 3. (The Shooting Sports week is now full.)

Many local conservation commissions or sportsmen's clubs provide partial scholarships to campers from their communities. Check locally for added support.

To learn more or to register, visit our website at

You can also call (603) 788-4961. Barry Conservation 4-H Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, licensed by the State of New Hampshire, and operated by the 4-H Youth Development program of UNH Cooperative Extension.

Gorham Community Learning Center celebrates Week of the Young Child

GORHAM -- Young children deserve the best that we can give them. Week of the Young Child, held April 22 though the 28, is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care. All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that help to develop a lifelong love for learning. Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is an opportunity for early childhood ...