Re: GIRL SCOUT RESIDENT CAMPS
Carolyn Marlowe (carolyn.marlowe@SANCTUM.COM)
Sat, 3 Sep 1994 08:05:03 -0400
> you're right. that was the problem as i was referring to a troop
> camp. btw: what are advantages of a resident camp where girls go on an
> _individual_ basis?
The girls get a chance to have other adults as leaders and they get a chance
to know other Girl Scouts real well. Girls can go to resident camps with a
buddy but they discourage a lot of girls from one troop going to the same camp
session. This is to discourage "cliches" from forming (and also those girls
are less likely to interact with the other girls).
I don't believe that there would be much difference in program because that
would be put on by the Core Staff in either situation.
I'm not sure why GS Resident camps are run differently than BSA, but as long as
I can remember it's been that way. Maybe it's because way back when it was
easier for a man to get a week's vacation from work than it was for a woman to
try and find someone to watch her other children for a week for 24 hours a day.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City