Girl Scout leaders in Peterborough, Bennington and Greenfield honored

Martha Duffy and Christina Fuller with the Newfound Treasure Award and Andra Hall and Sonja Fritz with the Volunteer of Excellence Award.

Martha Duffy and Christina Fuller with the Newfound Treasure Award and Andra Hall and Sonja Fritz with the Volunteer of Excellence Award. COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 06-25-2024 11:01 AM

Four Girl Scout leaders were recently honored for their dedication and volunteer work on June 9 after a bridging ceremony that recognized 30 Girl Scouts as they moved up to the next level at Crotched Mountain School.

Martha Duffy and Christina Fuller received the New Found Treasure Award, and Andra Hall and Sonja Fritz received the Volunteer of Excellence Award.

Duffy volunteered to start a new Girl Scout troop for her daughters and grew Troop 63145 in Peterborough to include 20 Girl Scouts. She completed CPR/First Aid training, Basic Outdoor Living Skills training, New Leader Cookie training and Positive Behavior Interactions and Supports training. As a new leader, Duffy dove right into cookie sales so the girls in her troop could experience this tradition of Girl Scouts.

“Martha helps plan community events and then ensures that her troop gets to attend,” Fritz stated. “These include field day and World Thinking Day.”

Fuller has been a volunteer for a year-and-a-half, leading Troop 20889 in Bennington, a Brownie and Junior troop.

“Christina has been a terrific addition to the leadership in the troop. In addition, she is always willing to pitch in and help with coordinating activities and supplies for multi-troop activities and service unit events,” Fritz stated. 

Hall has been a Girl Scout volunteer since 2016 who leads multi-level Troop 51925 in Greenfield with Girl Scouts in grades K to 12. She attends leader meetings and helps run large events like Fall Field Day and World Thinking Day.

“Andra kept her troop going during the COVID pandemic by finding fun, integrative ways to keep the girls interested,” Fritz stated. “Her troop has also planted a town pollinator garden at the public library, complete with a rainwater catchment system. They also installed a story walk at the same library and refurbished picnic tables for their town park.”

Article continues after...

Yesterday's Most Read Articles

MacDowell honors Yoko Ono’s 70-year career
Aiken Barn expansion plan in Antrim approved
Monadnock Community Hospital weathers IT malfunction
Chichester animal rescue Live and Let Live Farm stripped of pet vendor license amid bitter feud with Department of Agriculture
Josiah Hakala of New Ipswich wins national invitational golf championship
HOMETOWN HEROES: Mike Smith of New Ipswich builds runners and community

Fritz has led Troop 60248 in Bennington since 2018 and is the community accounting coordinator and community product sales coordinator for Fall Product. She has also been a volunteer support coordinator.

Troop leader Colleen Allen stated, “Sonja really puts her heart into the projects she undertakes with Girl Scouts. I do not believe our community would be putting on yearly camporees without her guidance and knowledge. She knows how to make the day run smoothly so that the girls have fun and want to attend each year. She also keeps our community leaders engaged with each other which strengthens our service unit.”