WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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letter editor's some of my earliestand fondest memories are from my time spent as a Girl Scout. I remember devoting an entire summer poring over the Girl Scout handbook. My goal was to earn as many JILL NILSEN jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com badges as humanly possible so that my mother could sew them on my sash where I could proudly display them on "uniform day" when school commenced in the fall. It was as a Girl Scout that I tasted my first s'more, built my first successful campfire, and experienced my first overnight stay at camp. It was also as a Girl Scout that I first learned about the value of community service and the importance of developing and maintaining lasting friendships. After reading Allison Ijams Sargent's article "Girl Power," I was pleased to learn that Girl Scouts, celebrat- ing its 100th anniversary this year, is still going strong. While today's Girl Scouts are expanding their hori- zons by traveling to India, hiking the Appalachian Trail, learning leadership skills, and exploring career opportunities, yesterday's core values remain the same. I think you'll like reading about how some of our local girls are spending their time in Girl Scouts, and the article may even bring back some memories of your own. Enjoying the outdoors with friends is certainly one of the best things about summer, and thanks to the Weston Friends of Blue Hill, more children in Boston will be expanding their horizons by attending camp this summer. Read about this group from Weston and hear from the parents of the campers in Family Matters. And if you're thinking about trying something new this summer, maybe you'll consider taking up golf after reading about Pam Kuong's rise to the top in "Guiding Dreams on Life's Back Nine." Many of you with older children are most likely thinking about the college search and will be visiting campuses this summer. Liz Suneby's article, "Finding a College that Fits," offers some invaluable advice from local counselors about how to look beyond the Ivies and NESCAC schools and consider some lesser known first-rate colleges that may not have crossed your radar screen. Whether you plan to camp, bike, golf, travel, or just simply relax this summer, I hope you have fun and find a multitude of ways to make it memorable. 10 WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012 CAROLY N ROSS

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