Thursday, February 25, 2010

Making the Most of Snowy Camp

Twenty inches of snow only made the camping trip for Troops 62424 and 62404 from Williamstown more exciting. Instead of canceling their reservation at Camp Sacajawea South, the leaders adapted the activities. Girl Scout Tatianna said "We went on a hike and looked at the animal tracks. The leaders taught us to find the ones the deer made." Several of the girls said they might have played outside in the snow at home but this was really fun. "Have you ever painted a picture in the snow?" Carleigh asked. "We did!" 

The leaders came prepared with food coloring and spray bottles for the girls to create their masterpieces. Cassie, Alexis, and Courtney shared the same thoughts that most girls enjoy about camping weekends - spending time with friends. "Our other friends thought we were crazy to go to camp with the forecasted storm but we were prepared." "Well, we did forget one thing," a leader reported. "We forgot the pancake syrup so we made it from scratch. Sometimes you can't easily go to the store so we tried something new. However, as soon as the camp road was plowed, we made a quick trip out for our beloved coffee." So, while the news stations covered every angle of the snowstorm, these girls created their own memories. Yes, they went to camp the weekend of the big February nor'easter.

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