Local Girl Scouts perform “Hairspray”


The girls of the Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1343, which includes girls ages 5 and 6 from Polk Street School in Franklin Square, sang and danced to a song from the Broadway musical “Hairspray” on March 4, at the West Hempstead/Franklin Square Girl Scout Association’s “Broadway Musicals Night.”

The event was held at the Washington Street School, at 760 Washington St. in Franklin Square. Local troops gathered together and performed Broadway-inspired skits for the Girl Scout’s annual celebration, “World Thinking Day” — a special day for girl scouts and guides from around the world to give thanks and appreciation to other scouts.

After the troop’s performance, each of the girls earned their red Daisy petal patch for being “courageous and strong.” Jennifer Camacho, co-leader of Troop 1343, said the group received tremendous feedback from those in attendance, and would like to take its show on the road. “Troop 1343 now plans on taking its show on the road, and is in the process of organizing visits to local nursing homes to perform for the elderly,” Camacho said.