Our troop was so excited to go camping we had worked up to our overnight in a cabin (next a whole weekend!). We had prepared all summer long. We have our summer meetings outdoors so we just made all our meetings camp related, our crafts were all geared towards camp, camp songs and we talked about the Leave No Trace principals. (that last part miiiight have been lost on most the girls but we are working on it!)
At our first meeting we sought out just where we would go Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland has several camp sites you can check them all out on the website http://gsoh.org/camps/camp-sites/ . We decided on our first try we would go to the one closest to home just in case anyone needed mommy or daddy.
Our first craftish item that the girls made were sit upons but a much easier way….with duck tape and reusable bags from JoAnne Fabrics.
We stuffed them with paper and some cushion made them as flat as could be and duck taped all around the edges cutting where the straps were and making them easier to carry.
The we went all Duck Tape crazy and made our camp buckets my Troop Mom and I saved kitty litter buckets and I bleached them all out. I made a flyer to get the parents involved because A. Duck Tape can get expensive and B. After we made the sit upons I knew the girls would need A LOT to finish a bucket. Therefore, we made it a family project and darn if they didn’t have some cute buckets! (My own Daisy refused Mom and Dad’s help and it was just as cute (-: )
Here’s mine (- : I love sheep !
For our next meeting we went to the Jackson Township Firehouse and had first aid training (this was before my Daisies started I don’t think they could sit through it) The firemen were amazing they even researched the way the Girl Scouts teach first aid to make sure they didn’t deviate from anything the girls may learn later.
They were very involved…
Our Troop Mom was able to set all this up for us and even had the hospital she works with (and her personally) donate enough for each girl to make their own first aid kits. (Ms Erin donated the boxes thank you!!) After all this we gave the girls a first aid test at the next meeting (4 weeks after the training) to see what they remembered. They did great! and after all this got the first aid patch (-:
Now knowing that my little ones would have a little trouble sleeping without a night-light we made our own lanterns….with glue, glitter and small jelly jars we used ribbon tied onto the lid added a 48 hour flameless candle and DONE.
I would give it up to 24 hours to dry to before putting in the flameless candle (-:
The next few meeting we worked on the No Trace Principles
and what they wanted to do when they got there. Every one wanted to hike so the rest was up to me …. luckily I live for planning LOL~!
Stay Tuned for Part 2 (-: Happy Scouting!