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New Orleans Girl Scouts teach girls fun, camping survival skills, earning the Girl Scout Silver Award


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Camping in the outdoors can be a whole new world for first timers, but Girl Scouts can help beginners become pros. Four members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40393, in New Orleans, earned their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award available for Girl Scout Cadettes in grades 6-8, by creating a video showing young girls how to survive their first camping trip and camping trips to come.

The Silver Awardees Aimee, Jordan, Jamyra and Daria wanted to teach the importance of safety while camping and show various activities to explore while outdoors. They also wanted to share their love for camping with young girls in their community, and all over the world, to encourage them to get outdoors more.

“We believe that kids are not spending enough time outdoors, said Aimee. “ My Girl Scout sisters and I have been camping since we were Brownies, and our video shows our knowledge of how to camp in a fun way, so girls can start at a young age like we did.”

The Cadettes shared their video with their Girl Scout Junior and Brownie troops and discussed the dos and don’ts of camping. They plan to share their video on YouTube and Facebook for all girls to enjoy.

The camping video includes tips on what to bring while camping and hiking, and how to dress appropriately. The video also includes a step by step lesson on how to pitch a tent, build a campfire and how to use the buddy system while hiking.

The Girl Scouting mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  For more information about Girl Scouts or adult volunteer opportunities, call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220 visit us here .