Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photoblog: Girl Scout summer of fun!

Girl Scouts are anything but bored during the summer time! There might not be any cookie businesses to run or regular troop meetings to attend, but GSSJC Girl Scouts stay busy by attending day, twilight or resident camp, taking trips with their troop (like we've shared here and here this summer), doing service projects and so much more!

We asked for you to show us what Girl Scouting looks like this summer. Here's what you sent us:

Girl Scouts Lily and Emme attended Family Camping week at Camp Agnes Arnold in late June where they stayed in Goody's Treehouses and enjoyed archery, making crafts, learning how to play Gaga ball and riding four-wheel bikes. (And they're already talking about what they want to do next summer at camp, says their mom Michelle!)

Makenzie was so excited to be at Camp Casa Mare, get to her dorm unit and pick her bed out that she barely wanted to slow down so her mom, Mandy, could capture the moment! (Love that enthusiasm!) Mandy says Makenzie had a great time enjoying the bay breeze during week 5 of resident camp at Casa Mare.

Sisters (and Texans fans!) Riley and Chloe also attended Family Camping week at Camp Agnes Arnold. No better spot to pose for a photo than on Hipper!

Girl Scouts in Troop #23256 passed their Red Cross Swim Level IV and Safe Boating tests, and with those certifications they were able to enjoy a day of sailing on GSSJC's Snow White on Galveston Bay. How cool is it that just by being a Girl Scout you can earn this and sail on the Gulf Coast?

Troop #10829 is on a mission to help end world hunger! The girls kicked off their efforts in May by helping Stop Hunger Now pack more than 22,000 meals for locals in need. Then the girls donated $315 to a local food pantry to help feed kids in their community during the summer months and packed the more than 200 bags of food purchased with their donation. Way to go!

Girl Scouts Alyssa and Megan headed off to Camp Agnes Arnold for the Curtain Call session this summer. Alyssa, a five-time resident camp attendee, was excited to show Megan everything there is to know about summer camp since it was Megan's first visit.

All ready for the All American Girl session at Camp Misty Meadows! (We're betting this Girl Scout stayed nice and cool in her Frozen bedding during the week at camp too!)

Amanda and her camp buddy Katherine were excited for their 10-day Extreme Adventure session at Camp Agnes Arnold and the Paddle Princess session Camp Casa Mare! Love these "then and now" photos. Amanda has been to resident camp 13 times in just five summers and hopes to one day become a CIT.

Want to share your Girl Scout summer activity photo?
Post it to our Facebook wall, tweet it to us or post it to Instagram using the #gssjc hashtag! We'd love to see what you and your Girl Scouts are doing this summer.