Camps are a wonderful way for girls in your troop to stay connected this summer. You can check with the local libraries, parks and chamber of commerce to see what local summer fun programs are offered. Often, libraries and parks offer day programs that are either free or very inexpensive. Get flyers if possible, or make a list and discuss the details with the girls to determine interest. Make sure information goes home to parents so the girls can get signed up at the first opportunity — spaces in these programs are often limited.
Another way for girls to stay connected this summer is to participate in Girl Scout camp. Girl Scout camps are offered as day and resident camps, so there is an option for every child. The girls can learn to swim, canoe, sail, put on a show, learn quintessential summer crafts such as lanyard making — these are the activities that make memories! It would be nice if you can encourage several girls to sign up together to keep them connected during the summer.
Importantly, schedule an “almost fall” meeting to share summer memories among your girls. Have a sleepover or a scrapbooking party where they can create pages featuring their summer activities to give them something to look forward to and to encourage them to stay connected through the summer months.
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