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Largest Girl Scout Council in Texas Hosts Multifaceted Nautical Event
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Seabrook -- May 8, 2001) Nearly 1,600 Girl Scouts from Harris and surrounding counties will participate in Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC)’s GAM 2001, at Camp Casa Mare, three miles north of Seabrook, on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. GAM is a nautical event designed to introduce Girl Scouts to sailing. Every two years, Girl Scouts who participate in GAM have competed in fun events, and learned how to work as a team with other ‘crew’ members on activities like ‘keel hauling’ and the knot tying, sunfish racing, pool olympics and mermaid hoop-de-do.
This year’s signature competitive events include: Sea Chanteys: Girl Scout crews will author an original sea chant, with at least three verses; Float a Boat: Girl Scout-made boats will be propelled around a water course (boats are made from 100% recycled materials); and MASH: titled after the long-running sitcom that captured America’s heart, one Girl Scout victim and two rescuers will have five minutes to respond to an emergency rescue scenario.
"This event provides an introduction to ‘life on the bay’ for hundreds of Girl Scouts and an opportunity to experience the exciting world of advanced opportunities for girls and adults in Girl Scouting," says GSSJC Board Member and adult Mariner Kathy Tamer. Program offerings at Camp Casa Mare are diverse, and attract landlubbers and veteran sailors alike. Girl Scouts may obtain American Red Cross basic sailing certifications and secure advanced sailing course work such as racing, sloops, and keelboat sailing. Adult volunteers are always welcome!
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council serves 50,000 girls and 13,000 adults in 21 east and southeast Texas counties. For information about joining Girl Scouts call 713-292-0300 and ask for Membership. Visit us online at www.gssjc.org.
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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.
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