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Girl Scout Camp Counselors: Allison’s 5 Life Lessons I Learned at Camp!

15 years ago, I took a leap of faith and applied to a summer job as a camp counselor for Girl Scouts. I had been a Girl Scout growing up and knew all the amazing things that being a part of the organization instilled in young girls, but I was in for a surprise at all the benefits I would gain as an adult member! That first summer was the first of five that I would spend working at camp in varying capacities. The lessons I learned are still a part of my everyday life today. I could probably  ...

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Alumnae, Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: Diamond’s Journey from Camp Counselor to Troop Leader to Lifetime Member

When I was in high school, I had a group of close knit friends who were in Girl Scouts. They had started together at a young age, and were working on their Gold Award when we were in High School. I loved hanging out with them—but I kept telling myself it was too late, or I was too busy to join. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward a couple of years. During my freshman year of college, my sister went and worked at a Girl Scout camp a few hours from our house. She told me I should work there the  ...

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Alumnae, Volunteer Experience

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: How April’s Summer Job Changed Her Career Path and Her Future

When I became a Girl Scout Camp Counselor at Camp Butterworth during the summer of 2006 I couldn’t even begin to comprehend how much of an impact a summer job would have on my future. When I entered the camp on the first day of CPR and First Aid Training I was an adrift 19 year old who was looking to spread my wings. What I walked away with 3 years later was far more valuable and more encompassing than my small town life ever provided for me. Throughout my first summer at Camp Butterworth I  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

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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