Girl Scouts Enjoy Camping Day

Wearing blue, it is Brooke Marchese and in silver it is Hailey Anello both from Cadette Troop 1833. Learning to build a fire under the instruction of Girl Scout volunteer trainer Kirsten Haussermann. This is a Rye Neck Troop, part of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Girl Scout Service Unit.

Over 150 Larchmont-Mamaroneck Girl Scouts and adult volunteers gathered on Saturday May 7th at Girl Scout Camp Addisone Boyce in Tomkins Cove to enjoy a day of outdoor activities, camping skills, arts and crafts and more…or rather s’mores.   Activities were led by volunteers including two local Ambassador Girl Scouts, each fulfilling some of the leadership hours required to earn their Gold Award.


Stella Sanko led girls in the Junior Animal Habitat Badge and guided them in building their own bird houses.  Katie Sykes’ Gold Award project focuses on teaching life skills to teens. She taught them hand sewing and girls made cat toys for a local shelter. 


 Outdoor Cooking was a popular activity with grilled cheese sandwiches made in pie irons over the campfire getting high marks.  Girls had fun learning to put up tents, tie knots and even got to try freeze dried backpacking food. 


 Although the Archery course was too muddy to use, Nerf Archery was a fun substitute. Girls also participated in Pond Study, made sit-upons, seed bombs and worked on earning their Outdoor Art and Space Science Adventurer Badges.   


Although not an essential camping skill, tie dying has been a favorite activity at this event over the years and this year was no exception.  Everyone went home with a tie-dyed pillowcase as a reminder of this fun event.  The weather may have been cold and damp but that didn’t stop anyone from having a great time. 


S’mores and hot cocoa brought smiles to many faces and “Best Day Ever” was the refrain of the day!  


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