Outdoor Program is Forever Green

Girl Scouts Forever Green Program at Camp

The sun is shining and it’s been another beautiful week at Girl Scout camp! In spite of the rain, and those nasty gnats, I have been visiting with girls from across our council who have been experiencing amazing new things and meeting new friends who will last a lifetime. They are also learning more about the natural environment and how to take care of our world.

forever green water bottle

Throughout each week of summer camp, girls are learning more about their environment, and how to protect it through a program called Girl Scouts Forever Green. Our council has benefited from a generous grant from the Alcoa Foundation to promote our Girl Scout worldwide environmental initiative called Girl Scouts Forever Green. Many awesome activities have taken place throughout the year and even more environmental learning is going on this summer! This summer girls at camp are taking the Forever Green Pledge to do their part to help reduce, reuse, and recycle to help make the world a better place. After taking the pledge each girl is given her own reusable water bottle and encouraged to use that throughout the rest of the summer, instead of one time use plastic bottles.

In addition to taking the Girl Scout Forever Green Pledge girls have learned about air and water quality and how to use energy responsibly. One way girls are learning more about energy is through a pretty sweet ride!

Forever Green Bike

While this bike doesn’t go anywhere it, does make a delicious dessert, ice cream! The River Runners group at Camp Conestoga tried out the ice cream bike for the first time. These girls learned how the use of their energy (pedaling the bike) and the energy of the ice reacting to the salt in the bucket work together to make a cool treat on a hot day.

Look for this bike at events throughout the year and find out more about Girl Scouts Forever Green!

Forever Green Pedge

The Girl Scouts Forever Green pledge is not just for campers, all Girl Scouts and their families are encouraged to take the pledge! To learn more about the initiative and to take the pledge, visit: www.GirlScouts.org/gsforevergreen/.

Friends of Camp Tahigwa Meeting

In other outdoor news, we just confirmed the date for a Friends of Tahigwa meeting to discuss ways to ensure many girls have the opportunity to experience Camp Tahigwa. The meeting will be held on July 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Waukon at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank (201 W. Main Street, Waukon, IA 52172) with our CEO, Diane Nelson.

Many people have expressed an interest in the livelihood of this beautiful property and welcome your ideas, suggestions and support in moving forward. A light dinner will be served. Please RSVP to me at AngelaV@GirlScoutsToday.org or call 800-798-0833.

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!

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