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


Girl Scouts learn about nature

By August 15, 2011

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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