From Camping in a Dress to Addressing Camp Improvements: A Legacy of Girl Scouting from Peggy Sirvis

Of Margaret “Peggy” Pickard Sirvis’ memories from growing up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, camping trips with Girl Scouts top the list. Highlights include the weeks spent at Camp Shirley Rogers rear Roaring Gap and her troop camping trip which included a ride along a bumpy field in the back of a farmer’s pick-up truck … Continue reading From Camping in a Dress to Addressing Camp Improvements: A Legacy of Girl Scouting from Peggy Sirvis

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Growing Confidence with Girl Scouts Outdoor Experiences

By Meridith Orr, Program Executive “All Girl Scouts like the out-of-doors and most of them enjoy it still more if they know something about the things they find there.” -- From the Girl Scouts Handbook for the Intermediate Program, October 1940 “…camping is living in the out-of-doors, not just visiting it.”  Worlds to Explore Handbook … Continue reading Growing Confidence with Girl Scouts Outdoor Experiences

Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Aleeyah)

Girl Scout Alleyah shares her story on earning her Girl Scout Silver Award. By Aleeyah W., Girl Scout I am an Ambassador Girl Scout and I have greatly enjoyed my participation in Girl Scouts over the last 9 years. My experience has been wonderful and has included hard work. While being a Girl Scout, I … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Aleeyah)

June Commemorative Celebrations

Summer is here and it is time to celebrate Zoo and Aquarium Month, Music Day, and more! There are activities for you to do as a troop or as a family. Bring on the heat and the commemorative celebration activities! Zoo and Aquarium Month Kickoff your summer by celebrating animals and places you can visit … Continue reading June Commemorative Celebrations

Girl Scout Camp Spotlight: Camp Mary Atkinson

By: Sheryl McGlory, Camp Director at Camp Mary Atkinson Who’s ready for summer? We can’t wait for your girl to enjoy all of the awesome outdoor activities Girl Scout Camp has to offer like archery, canoeing, and crafts to name a few. You’ve learned about Camp Hardee and Camp Graham, and last, but not least, … Continue reading Girl Scout Camp Spotlight: Camp Mary Atkinson