Girls Scouts embark on an adventure with a brand-new Taos troop


There is a new Girl Scouts of the United States of America troop in the town of Taos: Troop 10684.

The troop is seeking girls to participate in educational activities while forming lifelong friendships and lasting memories. This newly launched troop is a blend of Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. It currently has seven members, who were all part of an investiture/rededication ceremony that happened Nov. 14. Elaine Taylor, who has years of experience with Girl Scouts of America, leads the troop with a dedicated team of founding parents. The troop is sponsored by the Wanda Lucero State Farm Insurance Agency of Taos.

During the ceremony, the new Daisies were asked what it feels like to be a Girl Scout. One of them, Zariah, said, "It makes me feel better about the whole world."

"It makes me be a good person," said another new troop member, Teirza. The girls said they are both looking forward to the coming year, as the troop will grow and make a positive impact on the local community and wilderness. The girls recently participated in the yuletide parade in downtown Taos, caroling at the Taos Living Center and doing community service cleanup at Kit Carson Park.

Troop 10684 is open for girls 5-12 years old. Meetings are every other Tuesday at the St. James Episcopal Church at 208 Camino de Santiago from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact Taylor at (520) 332-5419 for more information.