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Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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Camp Activities You Can Do Without a Facilitator

Our high adventure activities at camp are awesome and we know girls love them, but there also a ton of activities you can do that don’t require a specifically trained facilitator! We asked some of our camp and outdoor experts for some fan favorite activities that get girls outdoors and ready to explore in a simple, easily accessible way. Take a Hike! Outdoor Learning Facilitator, Kyle Sevilla, suggests heading out for a night hike! Grab your flash light and hit the trails as you experience  ...

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Are You Ready to Celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial?

Did you know that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment? Why is this an important milestone for Girl Scouts (and American women in general)? The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights. The ratification of this amendment was the culmination of decades of determined campaigning by countless women (and some men too!) for equal voting rights under the law. The legacy of this group of determined  ...

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Progression and Bonding: Why This Troop Leader Recommends TAC

Guest Editorial by Kelly Kramer Why do I want to take my troop to TAC every year? This is a question many leaders have asked me. Most say, “we did that once and we want to give our troop different opportunities each year.” First of all, that is what TAC is—a different opportunity each year. Second, we live in Franklin, just south of Dayton, and we go to Camp Libbey because it is a camp we don’t go to throughout the year and we love. The first year my troop went to TAC  ...

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