Re: Hello from a Girl Scout Leader
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Fri, 12 Nov 1993 10:09:56 CST
On Thu, 11 Nov 1993 19:38:51 -0600 Joanne C. Vogel said:
>The 4 year old thinks he's a Girl Scout from having been a
>tagalong at so many events/meetings (we'll see if he even makes
>it to Tigers).
Joanne, this reminds me of my sisters' experience. The one just 11
months younger than I really did think she was a Cub Scout. She attended
her first den meeting only 10 days after she was born and didn't miss one
for more than five years. When she got in to Girl Scouting she found it
didn't meet her needs very well although she did go to camp two summers.
GS had a two week camp period and girls went as individuals in our area.
I guess that is the mode of GS camping since when I was on the GS Camp staff
at Oak Hills near Harrison Michigan the girls came as individuals. Oak Hills
was a wonderful camp with really enthusiastic director and counselors. The
only problem for me was food. After most meals the cook served me and the
handiman an extra plate in the kitchen. Girl Scout bites just didn't fill us
up! My youngest sister was two weeks old before her first den meeting. She
ended up being involved in Campfire (Girls at that time) and worked a couple of
seasons at WoHeLo Woods near Rolla, Missouri. Mom had been very active in
Campfire Girls before she got into Cub Scouting. Interestingly, after both of
my sisters had moved out of the family home, Dad became involved on the camping
committee for the local GS council. I think he really enjoyed it!
I would be interested in seeing more discussion of the GS program activities--
I'm not particularly interested in the PC debates.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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