Thursday, June 4, 2009

All About Camp!

As many Girl Scouts and their parents gear up for Camp Season 2009, I'd like to highlight some camp stories that have been in the news this week:

  • According to The Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama, dozens of Scouts are participating in workshops led by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as a part of Girl Scouts of Central Alabama's Camp Sunshine.

  • In Arizona, The Tucson Fire Department and the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council held a three-day fire camp last weekend for 14 girls who were accepted into the program. Read all about it in The Arizona Daily Star.

  • Last September, heavy floodwater at Edwardsville's Camp Torqua in Illinois washed away a culvert and bridge on the entrance road, briefly stranding 11 second-graders and four adult leaders. Subsequent engineering costs were nearly $110K. With insurance covering only $13,000, Girl Scouts of River Bluffs Council is seeking tax-deductible donations.

  • Over at MSNBC, Today Show Contributor Laura T. Coffey is offering up 10 tips for getting your kid into summer camp. Girl Scout Camps are applauded for their affordability!

  • Learn how Operation Sunshine helps send area youths to summer camp in New York each year...

  • Happy Camping Everyone!