Truckee Tahoe Girl Scouts learn more than how to make camp |

Truckee Tahoe Girl Scouts learn more than how to make camp

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The Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada held their annual group camping trip at Martis Creek Lake Campground. About 190 girls and women were in attendance. The event was organized by girls, for girls, promoting independence and leadership and mentorship skills for all. Girls ages 5-55 enjoyed the team building skills and confidence boosting games, crafts and sing along campfires that had been organized for them by sixth grade Cadette Troop 136.

This yearand#8217;s trip was executed magnificently by 11 girls and two leaders who began scouting as a Brownie Troop in 2004. The girls, Lexie, Jenna, Hannah, Lizzie, Laney, Holly, Lolly, Shelby, Lindsay, Devyn and Chloe created and implemented all of the ideas for camp. Leader Karen Pilaar said lessons learned by the troop included patience and flexibility, sharing with younger Girl Scouts and dealing with diversity. In addition to organizing camp, the troop spent a lot of this year preparing for bridging from Juniors to Cadettes. They celebrated with 5,000 other Girl Scouts with a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

A and#8220;Be Yourselfand#8221; themed Scouts Own Ceremony was conducted at camp by Senior Troop 774. The Truckee High School students impressed upon the younger Girl Scouts the importance of staying true to yourself and your own values.

Girl scouting prepares girls for a bright future. It inspires girls to set and achieve goals with an emphasis in giving back to your community. Todayand#8217;s Girl Scouts are tomorrowand#8217;s leaders. Early bird registration for the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is going on now. For more information about registering your daughter or to become a volunteer contact Jennifer Sawyer at

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