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Girl Scouts learn self-sufficiency at Jamboree 2002

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The 2002 Girl Scout Jamboree focused on helping girls learn self-sufficiency skills. This was the fourth Jamboree and the second overnight. Sixty girls and 30 moms and dads were there. There were lots of stations to accommodate everyone from kindergartners to adults.

The girls made rag dolls, practiced pitching tents, 1st aid, practicing compass skills and aquatic bugs. They also had fun identifying animal tracks, making scarves, and hunting frogs and shells. Experienced girls’ programs included making tarps into shelters, self-defense and Coleman stove baking. Brownies performed skits the Cadettes (7-8th grades) taught them. Moms pitched their own tents, mastered stoves, and improved compass skills. Everyone listened intently to firefighter Andrea Holland-Sears’ demonstration, and the ensuing game re-enacting firefighting was a huge hit.

Programs were presented by Glenwood women of all ages, from Cadettes to local women with lots of experience and a few years behind them. Troop leaders organized girls who cooked a wonderful dinner and breakfast. About 30 volunteers planned the weekend.

Anyone interested in joining or helping the Girl Scouts may call 800-288-0463. If you might like to help out for the Jamboree next May, call Ruth Edmonds 945-0556 or Andrea Holland-Sears 945-2415.


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