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Three generations of Girl Scouts

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – A family with a Girl Scouting tradition was recognized Thursday during the “Court of Awards.” The Sidari and Ricker families have three generations involved in Girl Scouts. They include, from left: Kelly Ricker, Laiken Ricker and Carolyn Sidari.

ALBION – Forty-five years ago Carolyn Sidari joined a Girl Scout troop in Barre Center. Twenty years later, as a young mother, she would lead a Brownie Troop of 25 girls.

Sidari’s daughter Kelly Ricker has followed the Girl Scouting path for 35 years, volunteering as the Cobblestone service unit manager, which includes Scouts in the Albion area. Ricker has been a troop leader and outdoor program specialist.

Her 10-year-old daughter Laiken has been in the program for five years. All three of the Sidari-Ricker ladies were honored Thursday during the “Court of Awards” at the Elks’ Lodge. The Scouting program recognizes Scouts and adult volunteers for every five-year milestone in the program.

Sidari continues to help with the program, especially with the annual cake auction. She said Scouts has been good for her family and the community.

“I love the girls, that’s the main reason,” she said about her involvement.