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Crib notes: Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! May you have at least 100 more

Julie Samrick

The experiences I had as a Girl Scout back in the 1970s and ‘80s still rank in the top 5 memories of my childhood — like the “tippy test” at camp each summer, when we had to flip a canoe over in the middle of a cold lake, fully clothed, and then get back in […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Girl Scouts receive Bronze Awards

TROOP 218 GIRL SCOUTS Jamie Block and Kylee Hunter, back row left to right, along with Emma Lohmann, Caitlin Delaney, Kaylee Wilson and Brianna Campbell, middle row left to right, as well as Elena Oaks, Camryn Wilson and Alyssa Oaks, front row left to right, earned their Bronze Stars. Courtesy photo

Local members of Girl Scout Troop 218 recently received their Girl Scout Bronze Award at a ceremony held in Cameron Park. Jaime Block (Cameron Park), Brianna Campbell (Cameron Park), Caitlin Delaney (Rescue), Kylee Hunter (Cameron Park), Emma Lohmann (Cameron Park), Alyssa Oaks (El Dorado Hills), Elena Oaks (El Dorado Hills), Camy Wilson (Cameron Park), and […]

3 Comments / August 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts hosting donation drive, celebrating World Thinking Day

This Friday, March 11, Girl Scouts in and around El Dorado Hills will celebrate World Thinking Day. The event will be held at the Lake Forest Elementary School gym, 2240 Sailsbury Drive in El Dorado Hills, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be nearly 250 attendees, including more than 170 Girl Scouts celebrating and […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts fill Food Bank shelves

GIRL SCOUTS carry some of the donations collected at Food 4 Less during a donation drive benefitting the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

In February Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, Service Unit 151, El Dorado Hills, and Service Unit 152, Cameron Park, held an all day food drive at two grocery store locations to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. About 100 volunteers from 14 Girl Scout troops collected donations at Safeway in El Dorado […]

Comments Off / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans Day ceremonies to recognize service, sacrifice

Veterans Day ceremonies (being held Friday at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument; 360 Fair Lane, Placerville) will recognize an El Dorado County veteran who died as a result of injuries incurred while serving in Afghanistan, honor an El Dorado County chaplain who has devoted his life in service to military veterans, their […]

No Comment / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crib notes: Hanging with peers is more than fun

Despite grueling workouts, our oldest son is loving his experience on his first high school sport team. I wasn’t sure what his attitude or staying power would be once his team began practicing three hours a day, five days a week at first, pushing their bodies into shape whether they were ready or not. Surprisingly […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »



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