In Massachusetts, The Belmont Citizen-Herald reports that Belmont’s Girl Scouts had a very important date on the evening of February 3. The annual “Me and My Guy Square Dance,” hosted by Girl Scout Troop 71947, had Daisy, Brownie, and Girl Scouts twirling their fathers across the Chenery Middle School cafeteria floor.
“You get to spend time with your daughter,” said John O’Leary, father of 8-year-old Molly. “It’s a special thing.”
According to Adult Volunteer Mary Pederson, the dance is a way for the sponsoring Girl Sscouts to learn about running an event. Her troop of mostly eighth-graders, which started out with 20 girls in first grade and has dwindled to seven, organized the event and ran the ticket booth. Some girls handed out water and Oreos to guests. The girls who had once square danced with their dads had a chance to put on the same event for the younger scouts.
Pederson’s daughter Solvay, 13 helped organize the event, and her other daughter, Linnea, 11, danced with their father Claye Metelmann.
Carl Peterson, whose 8-year-old twins Olivia and Samantha were donning cowboy boots, was happy to bring his daughters to the fun event.
“They just love to dance,” Peterson said, adding the event was a great way to spend time out with his daughters.