By: Allison Winans, Program and Volunteer Services Executive
What would Girl Scouts be without camping? The two go hand in hand and to imagine Girl Scouting without camping, would be like imagining a s’more without the chocolate—that’s just crazy!
Through camping and outdoor experiences, girls are building courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place and Girl Scout Troop #1358 did exactly that on a trip last year. As these wonderful young ladies gear up for another spring season of camping and outdoor fun, it is only natural to reflect on the knowledge and skills they built this past summer on a troop outing to Washington, D.C.
It was in early June, the perfect weekend to camp. That perfect weekend quickly turned when a severe storm approached their campground. The Girl Scouts of Troop #1358 quickly sprang into action to act with a clear head during the storm. Despite the threat of the storm, the girls stayed calm, cool and collected—even assisting other camp ground visitors find shelter from the storm. The storm that rolled through the Washington, D.C. area that weekend was compared to the strength of a category 1 hurricane with winds in the 80 mile per hour range!
Their story, I promise, is truly inspirational. Great job Troop 1358! Your ability to have courage, confidence and character in an emergency situation is truly admirable.