On Friday, Jan. 15, seven other Wilton 6th grade girls and I got together for some hands on experience with woodworking. My Girl Scout Troop 51010 had a great time making cute boxes out of wood planks and wooden rulers.

“It was a very fun,” says Sam Victor, a member of my troop. “We got to saw wood, hammer nails and sand the finished product.”


“I’m going to use my box for holding my spare pens and pencils on my desk,” adds Abby Kyle, another member.

According to The Girl Scout Badge Guide, “Woodworking gives you a great feeling of accomplishment—you can make stylish, useful things for yourself and others. In this badge, add to your talents with a skill Girl Scouts has been refining for 100 years—the ability to do it yourself.”

Along to help us on our way was our own Wilton Handyman, Justin Anderson. He was kind enough to come and show the girls how to construct their boxes. We cannot thank him enough!

justin helping

I would also like to acknowledge our fantastic troop leader, Ms. Madden for letting us go through with the woodworking badge even though it might have been dangerous (luckily, no fingers were injured in the making of the project!). It was such an exciting experience, I hope to be able to do this more often!

Caroline Blessing is a Wilton 6th grader and a Member of Girl Scout Troop 51010.