Charlotte Stetson of Hardwick named Volunteer of the Month

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Charlotte Stetson of Hardwick leads Troop 62928 in Wolcott, and has been named Volunteer of the Month by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

HARDWICK – Charlotte Stetson, a Girl Scout troop leader and day care worker, has been named Volunteer of the Month by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

Stetson, 36, of Hardwick, is now in her second year of leading a Girl Scout troop, and has also taken on the role of volunteer support coordinator for the council. Girls from kindergarten through eighth grade of Troop 62928, meet at the Wolcott Fire Department.

“She’s so personable and has been wonderful to work with – prompt in her communication and excited to get more involved with Girl Scouting,” said Amanda Powell, volunteer support specialist with the council.

Stetson’s first year as a leader was one of learning and adjusting, and this year her Girl Scouts are making plans to go apple picking, go on a picnic and take on community service projects.

“Last year we mailed Christmas cards for a local nursing home,” she said, “and we made cookies to give to our local food shelf for their Christmas baskets. They’ve expressed that they want to do those things again this year. I’m trying to show the girls what badges there are that they want to earn for their level.”

Having such a diverse group of ages has turned out to be a great thing for the troop.

“The girls have all been growing together and are friends with one another, and all of that. So, it’s been really great,” she said. “They definitely help each other out. A couple weeks ago I had them write one poster, the Girl Scout Promise, on the other the Girl Scout Law.”

Stetson is getting support from the parents of her Girl Scouts, which makes the experience for all better. “The parents are amazing! We actually just had a new volunteer come on board who isn’t a parent. She works with me at the day care I work at. There’s so much support from the parents, the leaders that are there, and at council if I have any questions.”