February 16, 2023
SKOWHEGAN—Residents at Redington Memorial Home were overjoyed to receive a visit from Troop 1375. Three girls from the troop spent quality time crafting hand painted flowers and sharing stories with the residents, some of whom had tales to share from their own days as Girl Scouts!
“It was so great to see the girls and residents being creative, sharing stories, and just enjoying themselves. The girls also really enjoyed hearing about some of the residents’ Girl Scouting stories,” said Troop Leader Victoria Noyes.
This was Troop 1375’s second time visiting Redington Memorial. Before the holidays, the girls dropped by to paint handmade wooden ornaments with residents to help get them in the festive spirit. Victoria says the troop has made it their personal mission to spend more time with the elderly through artistic activities, and they’ve set a goal to visit Redington Memorial at least once every other month for the rest of the year.
“The residents are so grateful for us coming in and make sure to tell the girls how nice it is of them to take time to craft together. They always engage the girls throughout the whole event,” said Victoria, who has loved watching girls from her troop transform into independent young women over the years through inspiring activities such as these.
Troop 1375 already has plans to return in April to help residents make Easter baskets!