This winter, a Seattle area Girl Scout troop of eight Juniors and two Cadettes arrived at Camp Casey to work on a “Journey in a Weekend” and to experience cabin camping and cooking outdoors.
A Girl Scout “journey” is a group of interconnected badges all centered on a theme related to leadership development. There are three badges, which usually take eight to 10 meetings to accomplish.
“We did an intensive
weekend session to complete all of the badges during this visit,” said Troop
Leader Alexis Cruikshank. “That’s about 10 hours of badge work!”
This was the troop’s first time to hold the event at Camp Casey, which included five leaders and 10 girls, ranging from 9 to 11 years old.
“The venue is great for Scouting,” said Cruikshank. “The facilities allow for group sleeping, which the girls love. We had a kitchen available for some of our meals, firepits for cooking and s’mores, and lots of activities.”
She said the greatest outcome from the weekend was the girls grasping the badge concepts, which they all successfully completed.
“I like that there are lots of facility options, and none of them are too rustic,” said Cruikshank. “Many Girl Scout camps have open-air cabins, for example, which wouldn’t have worked for our goal of completing a ‘journey.’”
The troop hopes to return in the fall.
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