Saturday, July 17, 2010

...700 Girl Scouts + 100 Degree Weather = Fun...?

...so can being surrounded by 700 girls and women outside in 100 degree weather actually be fun???
You betcha! 
We (myself & two other fabulous women) had 23 Junior Girl Scouts in our Unit...which means 23 nine & ten year old darling little girls (please feel the sarcasm). Most were great responsible kids...accept for the few "repeat offenders" that would leave items behind at every stop (yes, my Abigail is one of those!). It's hard being responsible for your water, bandanna, hat, bag, lunch, crafts...I get it...I have a bag full of crap that isn't mine and no one wanted step up to claim...Peanut Butter (yes, that's my camp name) can be mean. This is my third year doing day camp but the first time I was really involved in the planning and leading. It sucks the life out of you while you are doing it, but it's ALL GOOD!

The girls had a blast...
Archery was the biggest surprise hit of all.
A hike to the Nature Center was fun, possibly only because it was indoors with a/c for 20 minutes!
...sand art...
...they girls stenciled their bags...
Abigail & her corn husk doll...these came out really cute...
We took a walking trip to The Circle in Old Town Orange and visited an antique shop, the owners were so nice and patient to allow 23 girls to romp near their pricey items.
No, we did NOT wash our hands before we started making Indian Fry Bread...mmm germs!
Oh...the Horse Stables....hot, dusty, smelly....but the girls were into it!
They brushed the horses, cleaned stalls, learned how to put on a saddle and "face harness thing", and finally.....
got to ride!
...when it was time go I rinsed their hands with water, we boarded our buses and ate our lunch.....mmmmm....germs.

...so 7 hours a day outside for 5 days...barking orders to kids, picking up other kids crap, trying to stay on schedule, keeping 23 girls from becoming overheated and bored....we did it!
I survived...and thrived...and lived to say it was a LOT of fun....and I'll be back next year!

Just where was Miss Juliet during all this gallivanting around?....
in the Pixie Unit for all the little siblings!