The Girl Scout program values outdoor experiences. Yet, the outdoor experiences don’t need to stay with her Girl Scout experience. Get your whole family outside. The next couple of weeks, we’ll highlight ideas for you to use in getting your families in the great outdoors for our blog post series, “Ideas to Get Your Family Outside!”
This week our focus is gardening.
Spring is here (whether or not Mother Nature agrees) and it’s the perfect planting time. Gardening offers more than a meal to the bunnies and you.
Gardening is a great family activity that can help teach children about so many things—life cycles, pollination, and nutrition, just to name a few. Whether it’s in your own yard or a community garden plot, why not plant a garden with your child—one to benefit both humans and wildlife? The National Wildlife Federation has tips for making your garden friendly to birds, bees and other wildlife (nwf.org/gardenforwildlife). Research shows that children who plant vegetable gardens tend to make healthier nutritional choices as adults.
All in all, try to get your family outside!
Outside Family Fun
Visit Camp Little Cloud for Family Fun Day to learn about resident camp, weekend horseback riding for groups, events and rental opportunities. Take a tour of camp, roast s’mores over a campfire and visit our craft station to make a camp creation! The price for this event is $5 per family. Cost includes a light lunch and all supplies.
That’s all for this week of outdoor program with Angela Ventris. Check back next week for more excited news and adventures in outdoor program!