Girl Scouts learn about nature

BE AWARE —€” Girl Scout Troop 850 hung out with Smokey Bear during a recent trip to Sly Park Lake. Courtesy photo

This summer Girl Scouts of El Dorado Hills, Service Unit 151, hosted at three-day weekend Camporee at Sly Park.  The following activities were included:

• “How to Build a Campfire” (Hosted by Denise Rice from Placerville Ranger Station-El Dorado National Forest, Forest Service volunteers and Smokey Bear. Joan McNamara, forest fuels officer, El Dorado National Forest arranged this team.)

• “Evening Sky Search” (Hosted by Andera Jukes, volunteer from the Community Observatory in Placerville)

• “Survival Kits to Bring with You for Camping” (Hosted by Bob Williams from El Dorado County Search and Rescue)

• “Compasses and Orienteering” (Hosted by Cathy Anderson-Meyers from REI)

• “Backpack Art, Star Search Wheels and Angel Necklaces (Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 850)

• “Nature Walk” (Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 1564)

• “Games” (Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 1848)

• “First Aid Kits” (Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 918)

Fourteen troops  from Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Georgetown participated. Girl Scouts of all ages were represented from age 5 to adults.

Diana Fenske and Tina Woods coordinated the event.

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