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SPOONER– School is back in session, and Girl Scouts is forming new troops in Spooner and surrounding communities.

Free informational sessions will be held throughout the area to show how Girl Scouts offers the best leadership experience for girls – one that is designed with, by, and for girls.

“Girl Scout activities reach far beyond cookies, arts and crafts,” the Girl Scouts said. “The inclusive, all-girl environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves. Girl Scouts go hiking, camping, and learn about the outdoors, volunteer in your local community, learn about robotics and cybersecurity, and create memories with new friends.”

Current local Girl Scouts and troop leaders will be at the sessions, and girls can register for membership on-site. All new girl members will receive a free T-shirt featuring Luna the Unicorn. Girls will make slime while parents and caregivers team up with other members of the community to form new or join existing troops.

Girl Scouts is open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Locally, the sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the following locations:

> Birchwood Elementary and Montessori, Birchwood.

> Hayward Primary & Intermediate, Hayward.

> Northwood School, Minong.

> Shell Lake Elementary School, Shell Lake.

> Spooner Elementary School, Spooner.

> St. Francis School, Spooner.

> Spooner Middle School, Spooner.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines serves northwest Wisconsin and central and northern Minnesota. For more information about getting involved: 218.726.4710 or or

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