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Galveston Girls Enjoy Girl Scout Day Camp
Recently, more than 80 girls, including a number of girls from Galveston, enjoyed a day camp at Jack Brooks Park. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) sponsored day camp was planned for girls in Galveston county and was made possible with funds raised at Urban Campout, GSSJC’s annual gala. Urban Campout funds community outreach programs throughout the Council.
Volunteer camp director Anastasia Rogers was more than pleased with the attendance. “We took flyers to area day cares and also had a booth at the Mall of the Mainland,” she says. “We had 30 more girls than we had expected show up the first day.”
Regan S. and Angelica G. both heard about the day camp through the Boys and Girls Club in Galveston where they participate in the Girl Scout program. Regan enjoyed making a community scrapbook as part of the program and was looking forward to doing some other activities at day camp.
Girls began the first day making water slides, which have eight beads on a cord. When the girls drank a bottle of water, they slid one of the beads from one end to the other as a reminder to stay hydrated in the hot weather. They also took a nature hike and put some of their observations and findings in a journal they kept.
Roxy Hall is the mother of Girl Scout Zaire W. and volunteered to lead the ‘butterflies’, or the youngest girls, for the week. She plans to sign up as a Girl Scout leader in the fall. “I was a Girl Scout growing up in Baytown,” she says. “I really believe in the principles that Girl Scouts promotes and I love to hang out with my little friends.”
There are currently seven active troops in the Galveston area with many more girls participating in Girl Scouts through community outreach programs. Girls and adults who would like to get involved with a troop for the start of the school year are invited to visit www.gssjc.org in September to find out about available rallies in their area. They can also contact Regina Zaragoza at 1-800-392-4340. “We really want to get the word out to the community that Girl Scouting is alive and well in the area,” says Galveston resident and GSSJC board member Nancy Lee Peterson. “Girl Scouting provides a foundation for lifetime leadership and service. Girls from this area would truly benefit from their involvement. And the commitment of adult volunteers is essential to the continued success of the program.”
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit 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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