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Video: Ligonier Girl Scout troop focuses on traveling

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

A group of local Girl Scouts — the travel troop known as the Traveling Ladies of Ligonier — plans places to visit and takes care of finding the funding to pay for it.

“This is a very unique troop,” says troop leader Lori Fitzgibbon, from Ligonier. “These girls learn planning skills and get to make decisions on what they will do on a trip. They get to visit new places and learn while they travel. That new skill the girls will learn will stay with them and drive them to continue and want to learn more.”

Fitzgibbon says the girls, who are in 5th to 12th grade, learn how to problem solve as they plan what to do when — and also get a handle on how to budget their money, all essential life skills.

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