Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
When Miriam McCue turned 100 recently, Hayli Throckmorton asked if there was anything she had yet to accomplish in her long life.
McCue, a psychologist on the staff at the Bedford VA during her career, confided that she had always wanted to earn her Girl Scout campfire-building badge.
Throckmorton reached out to the Bedford Hanscom Girl Scout Council and to her parents on Pine Hill Road.
Scouts, leaders, and family members from troops 82405 (Juniors) and 76164 (Brownies) gathered around the Throckmorton’s backyard firepit on a recent Saturday afternoon.
They completed the campfire-building requirements listed in a vintage scouting manual and pinned the official badge on Miriam’s blouse.
There were posters about campfire safety, a fire-building tutorial, songs around the blazing fire, and s’mores that were worth waiting so long to enjoy.