Choices Spring 2013
A newsletter for Girl Scout Juniors
a newsletter for Girl Scout Juniors c The Offi ial Beat Summer Boredom with Girl Scout Summer Camp 2013! New this year, The Official Camp Guide won’t be mailed separately— it’s in this issue of your Girl Scout Adventures newsletter! Inside you’ll find all the normal newsletter updates, reminders, and news as well as information about Girl Scout Summer Camp 2013. Use this guide to pick a session, get your pressing questions answered, and register! Camp experiences available for all girls in grades K-12. Financial assistance is available. Starts on page 9 Ride Horses! New Best ies! New Heigh ts! Learn to Shoot! a newsletter for girl scout juniors Th Edition It’s finally here! ial c fi f eO c The Offi ial Guide 2013 Dear Girl Scout Camper, Summer 2013 will be here before you know it! We hope you will spend a part of your summer with us at Girl Scout summer resident camp. You will have the chance to discover “What Can a Girl Do?” Can you bend water? Or become the first “Camp Iron Chef”? Or saddle up and head out on the trail on your favorite camp horse? Or eat Ants on a Log? Or make a new best friend? These adventures and much more await you at summer resident camp! Read through this camp guide to learn about fun and excitement planned for you this summer. Share it with your family and friends and decide which camp and when you want to attend. Then register and prepare for a fun-filled time at camp! There is something for all ages at Girl Scout Summer Camp. Join us this summer and discover “What Can a Girl Do”! See you at camp, Anne Soots Chief Executive Officer We can’t wait to tell you more about camp! Turn to page 9 for more information. 2 a newsletter for Girl Scout Juniors Spring 2013 Girl Scouts Forever Green – Take Action Project Across the United States and around the world, Girl Scouts is leading families, schools, and communities to improve our environment and protect our natural resources. You can become part of the Movement! 4 Steps to Joining the Girl Scouts Forever Green Movement 1. Choose one of the three Take Action projects: • Reduce Waste! Girl Scouts around the world are recycling aluminum cans and switching to reusable bags and bottles to reduce waste’s impact on the environment. • Plant a Rain Garden! Who doesn’t love green spaces and clean water? Join Girl Scouts as they build rain gardens that improve both of these and create wildlife habitats, too! • Save Energy! Join Girl Scouts as they turn off lights for Earth Hour, 8:30–9:30 p.m. local time, on March 23, 2013. Go beyond the hour by replac ing incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR® qualified, or other energy efficient bulbs; discover and carry out additional ways to conserve and save energy. 2. Start changing the world by leading your friends, family, school, or even community in carrying out your chosen project. 3. Make it official by visiting www.girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen to record your results at the end of your project. 4. Take the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge online and encourage others to do the same! Together, we will inspire others to take action and create an even greater positive environmental impact! Learn more at girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen. Need project ideas? Check out www.girlscouts.org/forevergreen. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. Participate in Earth Hour on March 23, 2013 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. 877-312-4764 • www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org • firstname.lastname@example.org March 2013–September 2013 PROGRAM KEY Girl Scout Daisies Girl Scout Brownies Girl Scout Juniors All Girl Scouts Girl Scout Cadettes Girl Scout Seniors Girl Scout Ambassadors Bring your sense of adventure and a sleeping bag for an after-hours exploration of the Discovery Center! You will arrive after the museum is closed and have access to all of the museum’s hands-on-exhibits plus additional activity stations planned just for this event! End the night watching Night at the Museum and then sleep in the museum! Girl price includes a patch. NOTE: Girls registering without a troop must bring a chaperone. To accommodate as many girls as possible, we ask troops to limit the number of adults to the required Girl Scout safety ratios. Night at the Museum: Discovery Center Lock-in DISCOVER. Girls develop critical thinking. In Fun with Polymers, one of three Magic of Chemistry workshops, Girl Scouts become product consultants for an imaginary company, Polymer Fun, Inc. The participants visit with ‘research scientists’ to make and evaluate new polymer products. You will make and test ‘slime’ as well as completing other experiments such as ‘incredible incrediblobs,’ ‘moo glue,’ and ‘supersoakers.’ You then get to take your new products home with you! This program is funded by grants and the support of sponsors and collaborators at a cost of more than $20 per person. Because of their generosity, the fee for girls and adults is only $10. This cost includes lunch, a t-shirt, and patch. A 1:4 ratio of adults to girls is necessary; therefore, registered adults will be evenly distributed among all girls in attendance. Adults will assist girls with experiments and help the Program Host manage her group of 20+ girls. NOTE: Program is for Juniors and 6th Grade Cadettes only. For safety and insurance reasons, infants/children/adults not participating in the program are not permitted in the program areas. Please indicate t-shirt sizes on your registration form. (adult sizes only) Option 2: Saturday, March 9, 2013 — 9:00am to 2:30pm Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 2/22/13 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: $10.00 Magic of Chemistry: Fun with Polymers CONNECT. Girls advance diversity. OVERNIGHT! Date: Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2013 Time : 8:00pm Friday to 8:00am Saturday Location: Discovery Center, Springfield, MO Registration Deadline: 2/18/13 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $24.00 Adult Cost: $10.00 Take a break after the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Take part in yoga, meditation, and other “de-stressing” techniques to help after a long day, a hard test, or successful challenge. Healthy snacks will be provided. Date/Time: Saturday, March 16, 2013 — 2:00pm to 4:00pm Location: Pittsburg, KS Registration Deadline: 3/1/13 MIN/MAX: 20/40 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $3.00 De-Stress from Cookie Success! DISCOVER. Girls seek challenges in the world. Archery at Silver Meadows CONNECT. Girls promote cooperation & team-building. Outdoor skills are a great tradition in Girl Scouts, and archery is no exception. Learn safety basics and have the chance to shoot a bow and arrow multiple timesmaybe even hit the bulls-eye! Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 Option 1: 10:00am to 11:30am Option 2: 12:30pm to 2:00pm Location: Silver Meadows Registration Deadline: 3/19/13 MIN/MAX: 10/18 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7/Free to observe 4 Butterfly Palace Exotic Exploration CONNECT. Girls feel connected to their global community. Discover the wonders of the rainforest! Explore the Living Rainforest Science Center, participate in hands-on education sessions, watch the Monarch Migration movie, and view a piranha feeding! Finally, enter the butterfly aviary, home to more than 1,000 live butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest, where we’ll learn about rainforest conservation and how places like the Butterfly Palace have a global impact on our world. Girls can participate in a butterfly release and ask questions of the Palace’s butterfly experts. All girls will receive a special patch available only at this event! Tiny Treasures TAKE ACTION. Girls feel empowered to make a difference. Learn the art of decoupage and have fun with paper, glue, paint, charms and sparkling jewels to complete their special treasure box. Date/Time: Saturday, May 18, 2013 — 1:00pm to 2:30pm Location: Friendship Fields, Pittsburg, KS Registration Deadline: 5/3/13 MIN/MAX: 20/50 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Wilderness Camping TAKE ACTION. Girls are resourceful problem-solvers. Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2013 — 9:00am to 12:00pm Location: Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure, Branson, MO Registration Deadline: 4/1/13 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $11.00 Adult Cost: $11.00 Horse Fun at Hartman Farms DISCOVER. Girls gain practical life skills. Option 2: Saturday, April 27, 2013 — 12:30pm to 4:30pm Location: Hartman Farms, Marshfield, MO Registration Deadline: 4/12/13 MIN/MAX: 20/60 Girl Cost: $30.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe OVERNIGHT! Learn basic horse care including feeding, grooming, how to saddle and more. Each participant will practice their new skills and get to ride a horse in an indoor arena. Cost includes a fun patch. Riding helmets provided. This camp out is the perfect opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be a confident wilderness camper. You will learn basic outdoor skills while being guided by trained outdoor skill facilitators. You will also receive an introduction to archery, reading trail markings, outdoor cooking, outdoor survival skills and geocaching. Lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. Participants will cook out for at least one meal during the weekend. Date: Saturday, May 4- Sunday, May 5, 2013 Time: 9:00am Saturday to 11:00am Sunday Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/2/13 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $25.00 Adult Cost: $25.00 Spa-tacular TAKE ACTION. Girls advocate for themselves & others. t 0 1 May h Have a spectacular time at this DIY spa day! Spend a day de-stressing with yoga, facial masks, manicures and making homemade beauty products. Learn how feeling good inside and out can boost your confidence. GIRL SCOUT DAY AT THE SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS Option 2: Saturday, May 4, 2013 — 1:00pm to 4:00pm Location: Sikeston, MO Registration Deadline: 4/20/13 MIN/MAX: 15/75 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Girl Scout Day at the Springfield Cardinals has been a tradition since the team’s first season in 2005. Join your sister Girl Scouts on May 10, 2013 to cheer on the Springfield Cardinals! Girl Scouts will participate in a pre-game parade and one lucky troop will be selected to throw out the first pitch! Tickets are $8 per person for Girl Scouts and their families. Seats will be at first or third base and they all have backs. To reserve your tickets, fill out a GSMH Event Registration form and turn it in to your local service center by April 29, 2013. There will be fireworks after the game! 5 H2OMG! DISCOVER. Girls seek challenges in the world. Water, water everywhere! Let’s hit the water during this day full of activities. Set sail on Lake Mintahama and enjoy paddle-boating, canoeing and some time at the pool. Take part in water games and have a refreshing snack. Fee includes a patch. It’s a shopper’s dream come true - spending the night in the Battlefield Mall! Shop ‘till you drop, pamper yourself at a mini-spa, sing karaoke on stage, play games, and more! A midnight snack and a patch are included in the cost. NOTE: Volunteer dads are needed to serve as security for the event. Troops must have leaders stay with them; girls attending as individuals need an adult chaperone. Mall Madness Lock-In CONNECT. Girls develop healthy relationships. Surf’s Up! CONNECT. Girls feel connected to their local community. Bring the whole family for a day of fun in the sun at Big Surf Water Park! NOTE: This is a family event. Please list all family members attending on the registration form and indicate if they are a Girl Scout. Children 3 and under are free. Date/Time: Sunday, July 21, 2013 — 10:00am to 6:00pm Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO Registration Deadline: 7/1/13 MIN/MAX: 50/1000 Girl Cost: $14.00 Adult Cost: $14.00 A NOTE TO PARENTS... Many Girl Scout troops register to attend programs as a group, but girls may attend any program for their age level as an individual (adult chaperone required). We encourage you to look through these listings with your daughter and talk to her about the programs she’d like to attend. There is a program registration form on pages 29-30 and online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org. If you have questions about any of the program listings, please email email@example.com or call 877-312-4764 to speak with a leadership and learning specialist. 6 OVERNIGHT! Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 — 9:00am to 1:00pm Location: Mintahama Registration Deadline: 7/5/13 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $14.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Date: Friday, Aug. 23 - Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 Time: 10:00pm Friday to 6:00am Saturday Location: Battlefield Mall, Springfield, MO Registration Deadline: 7/31/13 MIN/MAX: 100/250 Girl Cost: $24.00 Adult Cost: $12.00 Since the days of Juliette “Daisy” Low, Girl Scouts have been writing, singing and playing songs that celebrate the sisterhood and ideals of Girl Scouting. Keep this tradition alive and sing to your heart’s content around a campfire (complete with s’mores!) with your sister Girl Scouts. NOTE: If you have a favorite Girl Scout song, send it to us before the registration deadline; we’ll add it to a special songbook for this event. Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2013 — 5:30pm to 7:30pm Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/13/13 MIN/MAX: 10/100 Girl Cost: $6.00 Adult Cost: $6.00 Sundown Sing-Along DISCOVER. Girls develop a strong sense of self. Do you love to travel? How about hanging out with your friends for five days and four nights? What could be better? Letâ€™s go! GSMH is taking a Chicago Adventure with Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes for five days and four nights in July 2014. Activities will include Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, the John Hancock Observatory and the magnificant mile. You will have the opportunity to choose from other activities like visiting the American Girl Place, touring the Art Institute of Chicago, or going on a lake cruise. Cost is $700 and includes transportation, hotel with four girls per room, breakfast, dinner, and most attractions. Use a GSMH Event Registration form and turn it in to your local service center by January 4, 2014. A $100 deposit holds your spot. The full balance must be paid by June 15, 2014. Girl Scout Juniors will need an adult chaperone. Girl Scout Cadettes may register as individuals. Contact Leadership and Learning Specialistâ€“Girl Scout Leadership Experience Stefanie McCall for more information at 877-312-4764 x1137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local Travel & Activity Opportunities invite Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to participate in Girl Scout Days! Explore Silver Dollar City and participate in World Fest for a discounted price. Silver Dollar City offers Girl Scout members a special rate of $38.69 for girls ages 4-11 and $49.44 for ages 12 and older (price includes tax and a special patch). This special rate is good for May 4 and 5. To order tickets, call Silver Dollar City at 1-800-414-7770. Or end your summer with a splash! White Water is the Ozarkâ€™s largest water park where you can float along on the 800 foot Aloha River, be courageous on the 7 story slide Kalani Towers, or ride the waves in the half a million gallons of water in the Wave Pool. And of course there will be special things planned just for Girl Scouts! White Water offers Girl Scouts the special price of $27.20 for ages 4-11 and $29.60 for ages 12 and up (price includes tax) on Girl Scout Day, August 3. To order tickets, call 1-800-414-7700. You can also enjoy a ride on Bransonâ€™s famous Showboat! Treat your troop to lunch, a show and a boat cruise all in one! The Showboat in Branson invites Girl Scouts to Girl Scout Days on May 11 or May 19. Lunch cruises are discounted to Girl Scouts for $19.35 for girls 4-11 and $22.57 for 12 and up. Price includes tax. To make your reservations call 1-800-417-7770. Branson Area Attractions Choose Your Exciting Girl Scout Summer Camp Experience The Girl Scout camp experience is a great way to build new skills, get a sense of community, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether you go for a day, a week or longer, Girl Scout camp provides an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun—always under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Every girl should have a chance to go to camp! What will your camp experience be like this summer? Want to ride horses? Canoe and swim? Learn archery? Maybe you want to spend some time exploring nature after dark? Or maybe you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on the high ropes? Well, you can do all this and more this summer. What are you waiting for? Turn the page and find the sessions for you! Through Girl Scouting I feel I am given many opportunities that I might not otherwise be able to do. I am also being given skills that I will need and use throughout highschool, college and beyond. Girl Scout—Columbia/Jefferson City Area 9 Camp Preview Camp Service Day Girl Scouts take action to make the world a better place! Girls with their families can give back to GSMH program centers, helping to keep them beautiful and safe for all to use, then enjoy a hot dog roast immediately following the event! Option 1: Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Minahama Option 2: Saturday, May 4 from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Finbrooke Option 3: Saturday, May 11 from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Cherokee Ridge Option 4: Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Latonka Registration Deadline: 4/19/13 Please complete a GSMH Event Registration form (page 29) for the camp service day. Or go to www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/serviceday to print out a special Camp Service Day form. Want to visit camp before you sign up? Join us for a guided tour or just explore the program centers with your family. Staff will be on site to answer questions and help you register for the sessions you’re most excited about. You do not need to register for this event. Saturday, April 6, 2013 Option 1: 10:00am to 12:00noon, Mintahama Option 2: 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Finbrooke Saturday, April 13, 2013 Option 3: 10:00am to 12:00noon, Cherokee Ridge Option 4: 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Latonka Friday, April 5, 2013 Option 5: 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Jefferson City Service Center* *We do not have a resident camp site in the Jefferson City area, but staff will be on hand at the Jefferson City Service Center to provide information about resident camp locations, answer questions and help you sign up for summer camp. For Girls How do I choose? Each program center offers a variety of sessions for all ages. Read the different session descriptions and decide which one best meets your interests. You will also have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities like campfires, swimming, and games at all camp sessions. Of course, all of our camps are great places to meet new friends, try something for the first time and build memories to last a lifetime! Can I bring a friend? Absolutely! You can even bring a friend who is not a Girl Scout! Just be sure to write your buddy’s name on your Summer Camp Registration form, and be sure that she writes your name on her Summer Camp Registration form. Also, check to make sure that you both sign up for the same program and session and send the registrations in the same envelope. I’m a Girl Scout Brownie this year, but will be a Girl Scout Junior next year. Should I register for Brownie or Junior programs? Girls should register for programs based on the grade in which they will be enrolled for the 2013/2014 school year. Girls may attend a summer camp program unit for a younger age level, but not an older one. For example, if you are currently a third grade Girl Scout Brownie and will be a fourth grader in fall 2013, you may register for a Girl Scout Junior, Brownie, or Daisy session. However, a Girl Scout Brownie currently in second grade who will enter third grade in fall 2013 may only register for a Girl Scout Brownie or Daisy unit, not a Junior one. Girl Scout age levels are as follows: Girl Scout Daisy—Kindergarten-Grade 1 Girl Scout Cadette—Grades 6-8 Girl Scout Brownie—Grades 2-3 Girl Scout Senior—Grades 9-10 Girl Scout Junior—Grades 4-5 Girl Scout Ambassador—Grades 11-12 10 Key Wet & Wild Week D D Discover: These programs are designed to help you gain practical life skills, develop critical thinking skills, seek challenges in the world, or develop a strong sense of self. Connect: These programs are designed to help you feel connected to their local community, develop healthy relationships, feel connected to their global community, promote cooperation and team building, learn to resolve conflicts, or advance diversity. Take Action: These programs are designed to help you advocate for themselves and others, educate and inspire others to act, become a resourceful problem-solver or feel empowered to make a difference. Can’t get enough of the water? Join us for extra swim time, canoeing, a freeze frog, night swim, a floating breakfast and water olympics. Don’t worry—we’ll fit in other camp fun like hiking, crafts, skits, songs, and more in the week too, and you’ll earn the Camper badge. 6 days/5 nights Session 5: July 14–19 at Finbrooke Fee: $240/girl C T Tree Dwellers C The thing I received from Girl Scouts more than anything else was a sense of real teamwork and working for the community, helping others, and it was not competitive. I remember working as a group to achieve a goal or to help the community. There was a great sense of accomplishment in that.” Cathy Rigby, Olympic Gymnast and TV Commentator & Girl Scout Alumna Spend the week in the one-of-a-kind Luta tree house unit, and put your social, planning, and dance skills to the test as you get ready to host “the dance party of the summer” for your camp guests. Pick a theme, create invitations, and find your music! You will also get to cookout, swim, hike, make arts and crafts and enjoy other camp activities. Girls will earn the Social Butterfly badge. 6 days/5 nights Session 2: June 23–28 at Mintahama Fee: $240/girl Saddles & Paddles On land or water, by horse or boat, you will be moving at camp this summer! Jump in a canoe with your camp buddy and race across the lake. Saddle up for some friendly horseback riding skills competitions. Toss a ring in the pool, or on horseback! If you want some time in the water and need a horse fix too, this is the session for you. Girls will earn the Energize award component from the It’s Your Planet—Love It journey. Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 6 days/5 nights Session 1: June 16–21 at Mintahama Fee: $190/girl D Robo-Girls T Have you ever dreamed of building a robot? Do you like working on computers? Well, this is your chance to do it at camp! You will learn to build and program a LEGO robot using computers. Program it to complete special tasks, or maybe even run an obstacle course. Plus, there will be time to enjoy all of the other camp favorites, like swimming and s’mores. You will earn the Energize Award component from the It’s Your Planet–Love It journey. 6 days/5 nights Session 6: July 21–26 at Finbrooke Fee: $240/girl 11 Cowgirl Challenge D Saddle Up D This session has a little of everything for the cowgirl who likes a challenge! You’ll get to visit a local horse stable for some riding time and work together to see if you can solve the challenge of Finbrooke’ s low ropes course. Along the way, you’ll have time to swim, play games, and enjoy lots of other fun camp activities. Girls will earn the Animal Habitats badge. Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 6 Days/5 nights Session 6: July 21–26 at Finbrooke Fee: $290/girl (This unit will be leaving Finbrooke 2 times to ride horses at Hartman Farms outside of Springfield.) Get ready to saddle up in this beginning horseback riding session. You will learn the basics of safety, grooming, how to lead your horse, the different pieces of tack, and how to saddle a horse; you will also learn the basics of riding: “walking, stopping, and turning.” You’ll be ready to weave through polls and turn the barrels in no time. There will be plenty of time to enjoy swimming, hiking and other camp activities too. Girls will earn the Animal Habitats badge. Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 6 Days/5 nights Session 1: June 16–21 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $290/girl 6 days/5 nights Session 2: June 23–28 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $290/girl On Target Are you wishing you had amazing archery skills like in the movies? Get on target as you practice and learn the ancient art of archery. You will test your skills on the range and learn how to care for your equipment. Creativity abounds with the games you can play to improve your archery skills. This session is on target for more fun as you enjoy other camp favorites too. Girls will earn the Camper badge. 6 days/5 nights Session 1: June 16–21 at Mintahama Fee: $240/girl D H2O Sampler C Are you ready to get wet? You’ll get water-logged with swimming, canoeing, and silly water games then dry off for other camp favorites like hiking, cooking out, songs, and more games. End this great camp experience with an ice cream party. You will earn the Energize award component from the It’s Your Planet–Love It journey. 4 days/3 nights Session 3: June 30–July 3 at Mintahama Fee: $160/girl We want your camp stories! Once you get home from your camp adventure, visit our Facebook page or send us an email and tell us all about your experience! Let us know what you did, what you learned, and what memories you’ll be keeping for years... You can also submit your favorite camp photos! email@example.com or www.facebook.com/gsmoheartland 12 Night Crawlers D Junior Game Face C Have you ever wondered what’s awake at night when you are sleeping? Well, here is your chance to find out! Explore the night life, go spider sniffing, look for satellites, and participate in a new challenge every night. You’ll sleep in late to catch up on your Zzzzs, and have plenty of day light to swim, canoe and enjoy other activities. Girls will earn the Camper badge. 6 days/5 nights Session 5: July 14–19 at Latonka Fee: $240/girl Get your game face on and enjoy a session full of low ropes challenges and team building games. Hoist your tent mates through a giant “Spider Web,” or spot them on a “Single Line Traverse.” Have you ever tried to do the “TP Shuffle” or maneuver “Giant Skis?” Working together you can conquer the “Mountain Tops.” You’ll also have time to enjoy lots of other camp activities like swimming, crafts and campfires. Girls will earn the Staying Fit badge. 6 days/5 nights Session 4: July 7–12 at Latonka Fee: $240/girl Daisy’s Ladies Do you ever wonder what kinds of activities and badges the first Girl Scouts worked on with Juliette Low? Do you wish you could travel back in time and try a few? Join us for this Windows to the Past session and try your hand at different badge activities from the 1910s–1990s. We will surely test your Girl Scout skills with activities like outdoor intelligence, how to read secret codes, and treating someone with First Aid. Girls will earn the Windows to the Past patch. 6 days/5 nights Session 5: July 14–19 at Finbrooke Fee: $240/girl D Double the Fun (Grades 2-8) Who doesn’t like to spend time with her best friend or sister at camp? Well, get packing because we’re waiting on the TWO of you! Grab your buddy and both of you can make new friends while swimming, canoeing, playing team games, and singing around the camp fire. You will earn the Manners Skill-Building badge respective to your Girl Scout level. A pair of campers (two girls only) register together and share living space with another pair of girls. Applications for Double the Fun MUST be stapled together and mailed in the same envelope to be processed together. If you are not currently registered as a Girl Scout, please include an additional $12 membership fee with the Summer Camp Registration Form. 4 days/3 nights Session 3: June 30–July 3 at Mintahama Fee: $120/girl C 13 Find these awesome items at your camp trading post! New this year! A Total Camp Experience It’s Your Camp—Love It! After this week, you will be camp crazy. Count on activities like swimming, cooking over a fire, nature hikes, songs, skits, team sports, a challenge course, arts and crafts, and all-camp activities. There’s more! You will also work on skill-building badges, contribute to a summer camp project, and participate in the “Great Camp-A-Thon.” You don’t want to miss this camp journey! T Mavericks Are you ready to hit the trail? If you have attended one of the beginning horse camps (or have received permission from the outdoor program specialist), then this is the camp for you! You will sharpen your horse knowledge and improve your riding skills, as you spend time working and riding your horse in the arena. Finish out your horse-filled week on the trails of camp. There will be plenty of time to enjoy swimming, hiking and other camp activities too. Girls will earn the Outdoors Skill-Building badge respective to their Girl Scout level. Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 6 days/5 nights Session 1: June 16–21 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $290/girl 4 days/3 nights Session 3: June 30–July 3 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $190/girl D Girls will participate in age level appropriate activities which may also include: canoeing, archery, low ropes course, high ropes course, the climbing tower, and the zip line. Please indicate which level she will be participating in on her registration form: Girl Scout Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador. Each girl will participate with her own age level. 6 days/5 nights Session 4: July 7–12 at Finbrooke Session 6: July 21–26 at Latonka Fee: $230/girl Just Chillin D Camp is a great place for you and your new friends to chill out. Sunny days at the pool, crafts on the front porch, a little archery in the wood, laughs over lunch, songs and skits by firelight. You will also have the chance to choose other daily activities like canoeing, horseback riding, or hiking. Girls will earn the Energize Award component from the It’s Your Planet– Love It Journey. 4 days/3 nights Session 3: June 30–July 3 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $160/girl 14 Survivor Challenge C Your team must work together to create your own primitive living unit. Plan on a week filled with challenges designed to put your teamwork to the test. Be prepared to hike, swim, paddle, and shoot a bow; these skills and more will be needed to navigate your team to success. The true survivor test comes as you plan and take part in an overnight canoe trip to the island. You will earn the Trailblazing badge. Safety Note: Safety is our top priority; some activities and island camping may be limited by weather conditions. 6 days/5 nights Session 2: June 23–28 at Mintahama Session 5: July 14–19 at Latonka Fee: $240/girl Camp Iron Chef Are you a camp food connoisseur? Do you want to take your camp cooking skills up a notch? Then get ready for mystery ingredients and some HOT competition for the title of Camp Iron Chef. Hone your cooking skills, experiment with new ingredients, and find out where your tasty food comes from. You will earn the Cook Legacy badge respective to your Girl Scout level. D Dirt Divas D Do you love to play hard in the outdoors, not worrying about whether you get dirty or messy? Do you like to swim, canoe, cook out and go hiking? How about a little “me” time? Sound good? After you play hard all week, come to the Camp Spa and treat yourself to a fruity facial, hand massage, and a camp manicure and pedicure before you leave for home. You will earn the Girl Scout Way Legacy badge respective to your Girl Scout level. 6 days/5 nights Session 5: July 14–19 at Latonka Fee: $240/girl We recommend that girls in this session are comfortable cooking over an open fire and enjoy trying new foods. 6 days/5 nights Session 4: July 7–12 at Latonka Fee: $240/girl Girl Scouts is a place where girls can have fun and make new friends. Sara 15 Ropes & Reins Are you ready for the challenge of Finbrooke’s high ropes course? Do you want to go horseback riding too? In this session you will enjoy swinging through the trees, saddling up for a ride, and relaxing at the pool on a hot day. More, you say? There will also be time for cooking out, singing, campfires, and other camp favorites. You will earn the Outdoors Skill Building badge respective to your Girl Scout level. (This unit will be leaving Finbrooke 2 times to ride horses at Hartman Farms outside of Springfield.) Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 6 days/5 nights Session 5: July 14–19 at Finbrooke Fee: $290/girl D It’s important for people to believe in themselves. It’s important for young girls to have the opportunity to excel and promote themselves, and learn how to communicate and that they can be individuals, yet accomplish so much. The Girl Scouts and other organizations like them make that so important, so vital. Girls are given the opportunity very early in life to give them that confidence in themselves. It’s crucial for organizations to support young women.” Linda Chavez-Thompson, Executive Vice-President, AFL-CIO & Girl Scout Alumna Horse Whisperers Zip It C Adventure awaits you and your camp friends as you work together to solve the puzzles and challenges of the low ropes course, climb up into the trees and take on the high ropes course. Then it’s on to the zip line to catch a breeze. Free rappel from the top of the rappelling and climbing tower and chill out at the cool pool. This week is full of excitement, teamwork and high flying adventure! We won’t let you miss the other camp favorites. Girls will earn the First Aid Legacy badge respective of their Girl Scout level. We recommend that girls in this session are comfortable with heights. 6 days/5 nights Session 6: July 21–26 at Finbrooke Fee: $240/girl Prerequisite: Girls must have completed Mavericks or have equivalent experience (consult the Camp Manager) Come out and blaze a new trail with us. Prepare to eat, sleep and breathe horses this week; you will be trail riding, participating in camp rodeo activities, and taking in a night ride. You will even spend a night out of your unit with the horses. We will save time for camp favorites like swimming, cooking out and crafts too. Girls will earn the Outdoor Skill Building badge respective to their Girl Scout level. This is an advanced unit; participants must be able to groom, saddle, lead, mount, dismount, care for their horse, and pass a council “Ring Test.” Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 6 days/5 nights Session 2: June 23–28 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $290/girl D 16 A Horse of Course D Camp Aid Do you love camp? Would you like to sample the different types of jobs that camp has to offer? Try your hand helping in the kitchen, get crafty helping in the art studio, or soak up some rays helping out at the waterfronts. You will also have time to enjoy activities just for you and your fellow camp aids. This is a great way to earn hours towards your Service to Girl Scouting Award. You will receive a Camp Aid patch. 4 days/3 nights Session 3: June 30–July 3 at Cherokee Ridge or Mintahama 6 days/5 nights Session 1: June 16–21 at Cherokee Ridge or Mintahama Session 2: June 23–28 at Cherokee Ridge or Mintahama Session 4: July 7–12 at Latonka or Finbrooke Session 5: July 14–19 at Latonka or Finbrooke Session 6: July 21–26 at Latonka or Finbrooke Fee: $75/girl for Session 3 or $110/girl for Sessions 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 T What could make summer camp better? A horse of course! This session is designed for older girls who would like to learn beginning horse knowledge at an advanced pace. You will learn the basics of safety, grooming, and how to lead your horse, the different pieces of tack, and how to saddle a horse; you will also learn the basics of riding, “walking, stopping, and turning.” You’ll be ready to weave through polls, turn the barrels, and take a trail ride in no time. There will be plenty of time to enjoy swimming, hiking and other camp activities too. Girls will earn the Outdoors Skill Building badge respective to your Girl Scout level. Horse sessions place an emphasis on safety from the ground up; riding may be limited by a participant’s experience and comfort level, or weather conditions. 4 days/3 nights Session 3: June 30–July 3 at Cherokee Ridge Fee: $190/girl What’s Four Fires? Four Fires is a special organization for campers and staff who have attended GSMH Summer Camp for four years or more. The “Four Fires” name stands for the four last-night campfires over those four years. Members of Four Fires must also be enrolled in grade 7 or higher at the time of joining, regardless of number of years attending camp. This organization is a way to honor those who have shown their love for the camps, and is also a way for those members to give back to the camp and council through service of different activities. That might be a service project to help clean or beautify an area at one of the program centers, setting up an educational activity station, or serving as an ambassador for camp at an Open House or other event. To take part in any off-season activities, members must be registered Girl Scouts. Pre-requisite years must be at least five-night sessions and can be at any of our program centers. Once you become a member, you can participate in Four Fires at any site. Four Fires is an honorary organization, and prospective members must accept honorary membership before they can join. Parents or guardians must also agree before their camper can become a member. The roots of this organization come from three legacy groups, the Ikhato of Cherokee Ridge, the Osage of Latonka, and the Tribe of the Silver Arrow from Mintahama. Members of those organizations are automatically members of Four Fires. There is a special bond of sisterhood between all Girl Scouts, but that is even stronger between those who truly love to camp. This group provides an extra way for campers to bond as sisters. 17 Camp Shirts New this year! Camp shirts with the name of the program center where you attend camp (Latonka, Finbrooke, Mintahama, or Cherokee Ridge) are guaranteed in stock if you pre-order them on your Summer Camp Registration form on page 21. As usual, there is a different color shirt for each program center that features the program center name and year, but if you want one, you must preorder it when your register for camp! Camp T-shirts that are not specific to a program center will be available in the trading post during camp and at retail shops in the service centers. n And desig e h t t u center! m a r og Check o pr or each f s r o l co Just for Fun: Camp Mad Lib Without reading the story, fill in the blanks below with words as instructed below each blank. Then read your story with all your substituted words to see how funny it turns out! Don’t read the story as you fill in the blanks—it ruins the fun! __________________ was so excited! She was packing to go to Girl Scout Summer Your first name Camp! She packed a ___________, ___________, and her favorite ________________. an object another object an article of clothing She headed off to camp in a _________________ with her best friend, ____________. something you ride in your best friend They arrived on a _________________ day. While she was there, she met ________ weather a number new friends. When the end of the week came, ____________ couldn’t believe it your name and couldn’t wait to tell her ________________________ about her experience! a relative (mom, brother, etc.) 18 What’s It Like at Camp? Take a minute to learn a little bit about what you can expect when you arrive at camp this summer... Camp is kind of like a village built just for girls, and it means being outside every day and every night. There are a ton of fun things to do, and lots of cool, caring counselors who help guide each program unit. Some of our campsites have flush toilets nearby, but many of our bathrooms are pit latrines (outhouses). You get lots of exercise during the day as hiking is how we get from place to place at camp! Many of the meals are served family-style or buffet-style in the dining hall. Foods like spaghetti, pizza, and chicken are dining hall favorites. Many groups also have the opportunity to cook out! At camp, you wake up every day about the same time, usually 7:00 or 7:30am, eat breakfast, raise the flag, and begin the day. While you’re at camp, you’ll be responsible for taking care of yourself, taking care of other people (like your friends and other girls in your group) and taking care of your environment. That means you’ll work together with other girls to clean your sleeping area, showers, latrines, and surroundings every day. Sports, leadership journey activities, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, arts and crafts…each camp offers different activities, so check the previous pages for more information. There is some downtime or “rest time” planned in each group every day. This is a good time to write letters home or catch some ZZZs! At night, you might have a campfire with other campers or do something special just with your unit. Sometimes there are talent shows or skit nights; sometimes there are all-camp activities like a scavenger hunt or game! At bedtime, counselors will come around and say goodnight, and then it’s lights out! Counselors do not sleep in the same cabin as you do, but they are nearby. Are the Program Centers Different? Well, camp is a bit different depending on where you go. GSMH has four resident camp program centers where you can stay as you participate in the programs listed on Pages 11-17 of this camp guide. Cherokee Ridge Program Center: Cherokee Ridge is situated on 1,100 acres in Wayne County. There are three units that have screened cabins and sleep four campers each. All units have running water and latrines. Showers and flush toilets are located at the pool. Activity areas include a lake for canoeing, a pool, a horseback riding area, and an archery range. Finbrooke Program Center: Finbrooke offers a variety of outdoor experiences on more than 200 acres in Christian County. The units have a variety of sleeping areas which include small cabins, perma-tents and platform tents; each sleeps four campers each. Running water and a shower house with flush toilets are in each unit. Activities include a ropes course, climbing tower, zip line, archery range, pool, and canoeing on the Finley River. Mintahama Program Center: Located just outside of Joplin, Mintahama sits on 180 acres. A 12-acre lake is used for canoeing and paddle boating. The units have variety of sleeping areas which include platform tents, screened cabins, tree houses, and a bunk house. All units have running water and latrines. Shower facilities are located at the pool. Activities include boating, swimming, archery, and a nature center. Latonka Program Center: Latonka is located in a scenic cove on Lake Wappapello and offers a variety of activities such as hiking, canoeing, paddleboating, swimming in the lake, and features a low/high ropes course and zip line. There are three established cabin units which have easy access to a shower house with flush toilets. Sleeping cabins are screened and have lighting and ceiling fans. Each cabin sleeps up to six campers. 19 Registration Instructions Girl Scout summer camp registrations will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis and must be received by May 1, 2013. Please complete the entire registration form, paying close attention to dates, grade levels, fees and required signatures. • Register according to the grade level that the camper will enter for the fall 2013 school year. • Please list a first, second, and third choice program session. • If you are registering for multiple sessions, please make a copy of the camp registration form and complete one form for each week that your camper wishes to attend camp. Please list a first, second, and third choice on each camp registration form. Summer Camp Registration forms must be accompanied by a $40 non-refundable* deposit. Forms may be emailed, mailed, faxed, or walked in to any Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland service center. *Deposits are only refunded if a girl cannot be placed in one of her choices, does not receive requested financial assistance, the session is cancelled by the council, in the event of a family death or emergency, or a camper’s injury or illness. Financial Assistance To apply for financial assistance, please review the Financial Assistance Guidelines and submit a Program Financial Assistance Application with the Summer Camp Registration form. Financial assistance will only be granted for one session per camper. Family Discount Families with two or more campers attending sessions at any camp may deduct $10 from each camper’s fee whether the girls attend at the same time or not. Registrations must be submitted together to receive this discount, which is only valid for one program unit per camper, and does not apply to one-day program units. Multi Session-Discount We love to have campers attend multiple sessions in the same summer. We offer a multi-session discount. Deduct $10 from your second session fee. This offer is only valid for one additional session per camper, and does not apply to one-day program sessions. Camp Buddies Registration Confirmation Summer camp is a place to make new friends, as many girls come to camp not knowing anyone. Counselors are trained to help girls make new friends, but if girls would like to be placed in a unit with a buddy, both girls must register for the same unit, indicate their buddy choice on their registration form and submit their forms together. Campers will receive a confirmation via US mail for each program session for which they are registered. Confirmations will include: • Specific session information • Health Examination*, Health History, and Medication Forms Transportation All campers must provide their own transportation to and from camp. Changes, Cancellations and Refunds *Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and the American Camp Association (ACA) require that each girl who attends a summer resident camp provide a copy of a health examination, including month and year of all immunizations, conducted not more than 24 months prior to opening day of the resident camp program she is attending. Upon arrival at camp, each camper will receive a health screening. We do not allow girls with fevers or evidence of head lice to remain at camp. NOTE: If the program is a one-day unit, girls only need to bring a GSMH Health History Form to camp. No examination is required. Each program unit has a minimum number of campers required. If the minimum number of campers is not met, the program will be cancelled and the camper will be placed in her next available program unit choice. Camp registration fees, including deposit, will be refunded if a camper cannot be placed in her first, second, or third choice of program session. In order to request a program unit or session change, parents or guardians should contact a customer data coordinator at 877-3124764 to see if the change is possible. All program session changes must be made by the camp registration deadline (May 1). Changes requested after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Registration deposits are non-refundable unless a girl cannot be placed in one of her choices, does not receive requested financial assistance, the program unit is cancelled by the council, in the event of a family death or emergency, or a camper’s injury or illness. A doctor’s statement must accompany requests for refunds due to injury or illness that would prohibit camp attendance. In the event that a camper fails the health screening upon arrival at camp, every effort will be made to place her in a similar program unit at a later date. If this is not possible, a full refund will be granted. Every effort will be made to place a camper who misses her choice of program unit due to illness, injury, or family emergency in another program unit. The balance of camp session fees is refunded only if written notice of cancellation is received three weeks before the camp program session starts, or if the camper is ill and a written notice of cancellation is accompanied by a statement from the camper’s attending physician. Refunds will not be made if a camper leaves a camp session already in progress due to home-sickness, illness, behavioral issues or parental request. • Directions to camp • Packing list • Invoice Girl Scout Membership Registration Girls do not have to be registered Girl Scouts before they register for summer camp; however all girls must be registered Girl Scouts for the 2012-2013 membership year before they attend camp. If the camper is not already a registered member, include the $12 membership registration fee with the Summer Camp Registration form to register as a Girl Scout. Membership dues are non-refundable. Girl Scout Cookie Credit Girl Scout Cookie Credit gift cards may be used to pay for summer camp (including the deposit). Please include the cookie credit card number (including 2-digit security code) on the Summer Camp Registration form or Summer Camp Additional Payment Form. Girl Scout Cookie Credit cards are non-refundable, unless a cancellation is requested before the registration deadline or due to serious family emergency or illness verified in writing by a doctor. *Please note that Girl Scout Cookie Credit cards for the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program will not be mailed to girls until May 2013. These may only be used for the girl who has earned it, and may not be shared with other girls. Please contact a service center if your child wishes to pay for Girl Scout Summer Camp 2013 with a 2013 Cookie Credit card to make special arrangements. 20 21 22 23 Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland retail shops have everything you need! Stop by often for the latest books, insignia, uniforms, gifts, sportswear and more! Girl Scout Cookie Credit can be used at any GSMH retail shop, or applied to mail or phone orders.* *Please note: Girl Scout Cookie Credit may only be spent for the girl who has earned it. Shop online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org. Shops are open 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday (closed 1:00 - 2:00pm, except Springfield). Check the shop Web page for current Saturday hours. 25 Here’s an overview of what’s scheduled for Girl Scout Summer Camp 2013! This overview includes all sessions for all program centers-even ones outside summer cam Age Level Session 1 | June 16–21 Cost $290 $290 $290 $110 $300 $300 Date Cherokee Ridge Buckaroo Brownies Saddle Up Mavericks Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 1 (must have completed grade 9) WIT (must have completed grade 8) June 16–21 June 16–21 June 16–21 June 16–21 June 16–21 (2 weeks no weekend) June 16–21 (2 weeks no weekend) Age Level Session 2 | June 23–28 Pony Tails Saddle Up Horse Whisperers Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 1 (must have completed grade 9) WIT (must have completed grade 8) Cost $290 $290 $290 $110 $300 $300 Date June 23–28 June 23–28 June 23–28 June 23–28 June 23–28 (2 weeks no weekend) June 23–28 (2 weeks no weekend) Age Level Session 3 | June 30–July 3 Camp Daze Just Chillin Mavericks A Horse of Course Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) Cost $160 $160 $190 $190 $75 Date June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 (2 weeks no weekend) Age Level Session 4 | July 7–12 A World of Camptastic Fun Girls Have S’more Fun It’s Your Camp—Love It! It’s Your Camp—Love It! It’s Your Camp—Love It! It’s Your Camp—Love It! Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 2 (must have completed grade 10 and CIT1) Cost $40 $80 $230 $230 $230 $230 $110 $300 Date July 10 (day only) July 7–8 (2 days/1 night) July 7–12 July 7–12 July 7–12 July 7–12 July 7–12 July 7–12 (2 weeks no weekends) Finbrooke Age Level Session 5 | July 14–19 Mermaid Explorers Outdoor Challenge Wet & Wild Week Daisy’s Ladies Ropes & Reins Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 2 (must have completed grade 10 and CIT1) Cost $120 $120 $240 $240 $290 $110 $300 Date July 14–16 (3 days/2 nights) July 17–19 (3 days/2 nights) July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 (2 weeks no weekends) Age Level Session 6 | July 21–26 Rookie Riders Robo-Girls Cowgirl Challenge Zip It Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) Cost $290 $240 $290 $240 $110 Date July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 26 mp overview Age Level Session 1 | June 16–21 Cost $240 $240 $240 $240 $110 $300 of your Girl Scout level. To see descriptions for sessions outside of your Girl Scout level, visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Date Fireflies & Flashlights Saddles & Paddles On Target It’s Your Story—Tell It! Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 1 (must have completed grade 9) June 16–21 June 16–21 June 16–21 June 16–21 June 16–21 (all week) June 16–21 (2 weeks no weekend) Mintahama Age Level Session 2 | June 23–28 A World of Camptastic Fun It’s Science Tree Dwellers Survivor Challenge Sea Horses Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 1 (must have completed grade 9) Cost $40 $240 $240 $240 $190 $110 $300 Date June 26 (day only) June 23–28 June 23–28 June 23–28 June 23–28 June 23–28 (all week) June 23–28 (2 weeks no weekend) Age Level Session 3 | June 30–July 3 Girls Have S’more Fun Saddle Scamps Mermaid Tales Double the Fun H20 Sampler Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) Cost $80 $190 $160 $120 $160 $75 Date June 30–July 1 (2 days/1night) June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 June 30–July 3 Age Level Session 4 | July 7–12 Girls Have S’more Fun Outdoor Challenge Water Bugs Junior Game Face Camp Iron Chef Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) Cost $80 $120 $120 $240 $240 $110 Date July 7–8 (2 days/1 night) July 7–9 (3 days/2 nights) July 10–12 (2 days/1 night) July 7–12 July 7–12 July 7–12 Latonka Age Level Session 5 | July 14-19 Brownie Explorers Night Crawlers Survivor Challenge Dirt Divas Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 2 (must have completed grade 10 and CIT1) Cost $240 $240 $240 $240 $110 $300 Date July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 July 14–19 (2 weeks no weekend) Age Level Session 6 | July 21–26 It’s Your Camp—Love It! It’s Your Camp—Love It! It’s Your Camp—Love It! It’s Your Camp—Love It! Camp Aid (must have completed grade 7) CIT 2 (must have completed grade 9) Cost $230 $230 $230 $230 $110 $300 Date July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 July 21–26 27 ! s y a d g in r o b e r o m o N From ocean kayaking, to Space Camp, to exploring Europe with your closest friends. Girl Scouts turns boring days into days you’ll remember all your life. Learn more at www.girlscouts.org/today. Blow Ou t Bash Blow Out Bash Girl Scouts in th Springfie ld Christmas e Parade ri Toy D ve s r e n in W t s e t n o C y a s s E Thank you to each Girl Scout who submitted an essay for the essay contest! Choosing a winner was not easy! “Girl Scouts has helped me do many things, but mostly help develop my courage and confidence in myself. For example, at Girl Scout Camp it was my first time being away from my family that long, and in Robotics it helped boost my confidence and courage, because we had to get up in front of huge crowds.” –Excerpt from Samantha’s winning essay in the Girl Scout Junior category 31 Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. 210 S. Ingram Mill Rd. Springfield, MO 65802-6100 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Columbia, MO Permit No. 353 ffi The O cial n Editio on p Starts age 9 a newsletter for girl scout juniors Beat Summer Boredom The Official Girl Scout Summer Camp Guide! Open fo r s u m m i n fo a b o u t yo er adv e nt u r u r e! THIS IS with Girl Scout Summer Camp 2013! Ride Horses! New Best ies! New Heigh ts! Learn to Shoot! Online Registration is Coming for Early Bird 2013!