WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

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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available to youth in the modern era. Boy Scouts can show their com- mitment via the Game Design, Programming, Sustainability, and Citizenship in the World badges. Meanwhile, Girl Scouts here and across the country are busy earning the Financial Literacy, Website Designer, Locavore, and Inside Government badges. Scouting has kept up with the times in a number of other signifi- cant ways as well. "The speed of life and the pressures kids face are much greater than in previous generations," Tilford points out. "In Girl Scouting, we have developed programs that address anti-bullying, self-confi- dence around body issues, and learning about the media and how it distorts messages. The Girl Scouts of America really want to address these concerns." Harter agrees that in Girl Scouting, "the cliques are broken down." Every year, all Girl Scouts in Wellesley are invited to a "town encamp- ment" for the weekend. "Even the youngest group of Daisies [typically first grade girls] come for part of the day, and there are all sorts of activities, all run by the Girl Scouts," she says. In recent years, the encampment has taken place at sites in Brewster, Plymouth, and the Girl Scout-owned property in Waltham. "We usually get about 250 Members of Wellesley's Boy Scout Troop 185 perform community service in town C O U R T E S Y O F W E L L E S L E Y B O Y S C O U T S T R O O P 1 8 5

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