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Beat The Winter Blues With Girl Scouts!

Winter’s snowy weather and plunging temperatures are right around the corner and for some, this is a time of year to retreat indoors, put your camping gear into deep storage, and delay all plans for outdoor fun until spring brings warmer temperatures. But don’t give into the winter blues! There are so many fun ways to expand your camping skills and love the outdoors this winter. Here are a few of our favorite ways to beat the winter blues! Build Your Outdoor Skills You think  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

Give the Gift of Camp This Year!

The holidays are coming and we have the perfect gift idea for your intrepid Girl Scout: an IOU for one awesome summer camp experience in 2018! Why give camp? There are so many reasons to choose Girl Scout camp as your go to gift this year. First, camp is fun! And who doesn’t want their girl to have fun? Camp is also a great way to boost her confidence, expand her horizons, and build her leadership. Sounds awesome, right? Plus, no matter which camp she chooses, she’ll be spending  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents

Camp staff share their reasons to LOVE camp!

Have you ever wondered why our summer camp staff choose camp over other summer employment? Do they love tents and bugs? The outdoors? Are they just obsessed with silly songs and team building games? Some of that is true, but mostly it’s because camp is an experience like no other. It builds your confidence and stretches your skills. And our camp staff love it! Here, in their own words, are two stories of why our staff love camp. Katie Hautman (a.k.a. Loco, PA) “Sometimes the best way  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents

So your camper isn’t quite ready for Resident Camp? Try Day Camp!

Oh how we love camp! It’s the perfect place for girls to challenge themselves, make new friends, and build their self-confidence. Seriously, what’s not to love? But we know every girl isn’t ready to tackle resident camp the minute she joins Girl Scouts. And that’s okay! We’ve got some great options for beginner campers to build them up to extended camp experiences. It’s all part of what we in Girl Scouts call progression! What’s progression?  ...

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