POULSBO — One group of local Girl Scouts is getting ready to bring a bit of Little Norway to the lands of croissants and crumpets.
But first, there’s a lot of work to be done.
Poulsbo Girl Scout Troop 751 plans spend three weeks traveling across England and France next summer. The idea is to visit Girl Scout (or Girl Guide as they’re known everywhere else in the world) centers in London and Switzerland. Although it’s about a year off, the girls are already planning for adventures along the way, such as the historic London tour, and stops at numerous sites and museums between destinations.
“We thought it sounded like a fun thing, a great way to see the world,” said Kendall Jennings, one of the scouts who came up with the idea.
The troop estimates that it will cost about $2,500 for each of the eight scouts and six adults to make the trip and they’re already working hard toward that goal. This summer the troop was at several locations selling crafts, baked goods and refreshments, including Valley Nursery and the Kingston Ferry terminal.
This month the troop will hold a community spaghetti feed Sept. 28 from 4-7 p.m. at the Poulsbo Armory.
Tickets are already being pre-sold for the event, which the troop hopes will put it well on it’s way to raising necessary funds.
Members say this is the longest trip and the largest fund-raising project the troop has ever undertaken together.
“This is a good goal for us to work toward,” said co-leader and mom Caryn Jennings.
The giggly group joked that shopping, French berets, Swiss chocolate and hearing all kinds of foreign accents are some of the things they’re looking forward to most on their European adventure. But aside from meeting Girl Guides from around the world and seeing some new parts of the world, the trip will be yet another bonding experience for these scouts, many of whom have been together since they first donned their vests.
“And it’s a great way to get out of the country,” joked Kalya Ulvila.
For more information about 751, or to purchase tickets to the Sept. 28
spaghetti feed, call Caryn Jennings at (360) 779-7072. More information is also available by calling GSTL 1751 at (360) 598-2341.