TD Bank grant provides scholarships to Girl Scout camp

BEDFORD – A $7,500 grant from TD Charita­ble Foundation, the giving arm of TD Bank, will sup­port scholarships for New Hampshire girls attending Girl Scout camp this sum­mer. The grant will also help fund the cost of camp pro­gram supplies.

Girl Scout camp provides many girls with their first opportunity to explore the outdoors and enjoy tradi­tional camping activities such as swimming, boating, hik­ing, cooking out and archery. Roughly 300 girls – about 16 percent of all Girl Scout camp attendees residing in New Hampshire and Vermont – annually attend camp via full or partial scholarship funds.

It would be impossible for most of these girls to at­tend Girl Scout camp with­out the generosity and sup­port of organizations such as the TD Charitable Foun­dation,” said Carrie Green, director of girl leadership experience at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. “This donation is truly a gift to these girls, as the Girl Scout camp experi­ence is transformative, both in the short-and long-term.”

Nearly 3,500 girls attend Girl Scout camp at seven camps in New Hampshire and Vermont. For more in­formation about programs, visit www.girlscoutsgwm. org or call 1-888-474-9686.