Our cabin camping trip this weekend turned into an indoor camping trip at my house, since we really didn't know what to make of the weather and I hate having to guess and call-it at the last minute, so a family consensus agreed that Plan B (my place) sounded like a good deal for the girls - so they headed here with their bags and boots in tow for a short and fun weekend of badges and fun.
The Brownies earned the Pet Badge which, of all things, asks that the girls learn to muck a stall - really? That's available to most troops? So, lucky for us... they also learned about 5 other types of animal care by helping to assess care needs and clean cages!
The Brownies and Juniors also worked jointly on various snack preparation, and the Brownies earned the Snack Badge, and they also learned to identify better snack choices.
The Juniors earned the Independence Badge by learning how to check the oil, windshield washer fluid, lights and other indicators on a car. They also learned how to turn on the windshield wipers and hazards. THey also learned how to sew on a machine (some already know) and made a lavender sachet, which helped with another badge. They also learned how to plunge a toilet and stop a running toilet (yes, in the badge) and how to work a washing machine.
The Junior also earned the Staying Fit badge by doing exercise activities on the Wii, going for a hike (the Brownies went too), read nutrition labels, did some yoga, made healthy snacks, and talked about de-stressing. The Senior/Ambassador Scouts, Eden, Sarah and Annie also helped lead the girls through all of their activities.
The girls also did crafts, played board games, played Wii, painted nails and did temporary tattoos, ate a hot dinner, made smores on a campfire and finally settled down for a couple of movies!
So, we camped "like girls," but that's really okay! :)