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Junior Troop 4210 Girl Scouts from Chadds Ford Elementary School.

CHADDS FORD—COVID Restrictions and these challenging times did not deter Junior Troop 4210 Girl Scouts from collaborating via ZOOM to earn their Bronze Award. This is the highest Award Junior Girl Scout can earn for Community Service.

These 5th Graders from Chadds Ford Elementary honored the legacy of Betsy Wyeth and her 70-year legacy with Chadds Ford Elementary School by designing and executing a 3D Museum quality Exhibit and brochure for the Brandywine River Museum. Their subject of research, Betsy Wyeth, who passed away at the age of 98 last year, began with her special connection to the initiation of Chadds Ford Art Show in 1949 and included the story of the May Fair and the debut of the May Pole dance.

Each Girl Scout created and painted a wooden peg doll version of themselves! Many of the girls modeled it after the dress they wore when they performed the Maypole dance in 2019 as third graders. Their research included research into the history of the Wyeth family, Chadds Ford Elementary School the CFES Art show, and the Maypole Dance. These dedicated Girl Scouts were rewarded when the Brandywine Museum agreed to display their exhibit for several months before it closed for renovations.

Many Girl Scout troops continue to engage in many activities online and outside(when feasible) during the past year with some awesome results. For more information about Girl Scouts, contact Karen D'Agusto at kdagusto@aol.com.

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