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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

7 Vintage Camp Songs That We Still Love!

What’s that noise echoing through the summer air? It’s the sound of a group of campers’ singing (and often laughing) their way through a longstanding Girl Scout tradition: camp sing-a-longs! From marching songs to fireside serenades, there’s a song for almost any occasion at camp and girls love to sing them all! Although new songs crop up every summer, you can still hear some beloved vintage (or “well-seasoned”) songs ringing through the air at Girl Scout  ...

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