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Troop 608

Join Troop 608, a gathering of women devoted to personal enrichment, community engagement and building girls of courage, confidence and character.
Join us for our next meeting!
Tuesday, July 20, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Featuring Sandy Thistle, Carpentry Instructor with Madison College, Construction & Remodeling, Founder of CampBUILD.


Sandy Thistle has been a carpenter for nearly 30 years. She began her commercial apprenticeship in the spring of 1989, earning her Journeycard in the spring of 1993. She has been teaching women how to use power tools since nearly the beginning, and carpentry skills part-time at Madison College for 23 years. She is currently the Program Director for Construction & Remodeling at Madison College and teaches carpentry full-time.

She has made it a career-long priority to widen the possibilities within the construction arena for a more diverse workforce, both in terms of gender and racial makeup. She has taught hands-on construction skills to adults for the YWCA’s TrANS Program, and the former Tools for Tomorrow Program at the college.

Throughout her career, she has volunteered her time teaching kids between the ages of 5-17 about carpentry concepts and how to use power tools. She has lead experiences with the Badgerland Girl Scouts including CampBUILD, Carpenters’ District Council “Kids Build”, as a guest at area high schools and middle schools, and worked with a neighborhood girls group to build birdhouses. The freedom and accomplishment kids feel when learning how to use tools safely lasts a lifetime. Carpentry can be a great fit for kids on the move!

What is Troop 608? An annual subscription program that will give you access to exciting network opportunities, valuable growth-centered experiences, and a community of women here to support you.  We will be sharing the Girl Scout experience to remind women of the value of the Girl Scout mission (and to have lots of fun!)

Who can join?  All women over the age of 18 who believe in the Girl Scout mission and are interested in financially supporting young women through the premier leadership program in the world.

Where are meetings? Zoom for now; to be held in person when we are able, in our new office community room or at a local donated co-working/meeting/event space. All will be able to join no matter their physical location due to the ability to present virtually via zoom conferencing even once we are able to resume in person events.

When are meetings? This will be a monthly program held from 6:30-8pm on a Tuesday evening.   

Why: To engage members of the community in the Girl Scout movement to increase the number of donors and dollars donated; as well as to educate the community about the Movement.