Torin T. of Monson
Service Unit Campout & Memorial Garden

The annual Monson Service Unit campout gives girls an opportunity for team building, not only within their troops, but also as a unit. It allows younger girls to see older girls, who are still active Girl Scouts,  motivate  them to want to stay involved. For the past several years, Torin’s troop had headed up this annual event, but with her troop disbanded and the event in jeopardy, Torin stepped into action. Not only was she determined to see that it succeeded, but also saw an opportunity to improve the event. Torin worked with local troop leaders, GSCWM staff and Girl Scouts to reserve the facilities at Camp Bonnie Brae, develop the program for the campout, create flyers, plan a menu and, ultimately, orchestrate the entire event. “My hope is that the girls will enjoy this event and want to have them again in years to come. I also hope that they enjoy Camp Bonnie Brae enough to attend summer camp or other activities there.”

For the second part of her project, Torin set her attentions on a community memorial garden. The garden, built for a local school teacher, had in recent years become overgrown and unkempt. So she set to work cleaning the garden and surrounding area and painting the tables. The result was a well-maintained outdoor space which is used by both school classes and community members.

Torin graduated from Monson High School in 2012.