Girl Scout Community Campout

The Girl Planning Board for our Klein Trails Community Campout chose the theme, “Honey, I Shrunk the Girl Scouts.” These hardworking scouts ranged from Brownies to Cadettes (third graders to eighth graders for you laymen out there). They created life-sized games based on classical board games and beloved video games.

Some examples include:

Angry Birds

Angry Birds, knock down those boxes, girls!


Battleship, You sunk my…well, you know.


Candyland, also known as Cookieland. Well, duh, we are Girl Scouts.

Connect 4

Connect 4, a slot had the balls fall out the bottom and everything.

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets, a peaceful activity…unless you get the string knotted!


Frogger, run, Frogger, run! Don’t let the cars squish you.

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

Hungry, Hungry Hippos, may the fight for the ball meal begin!

Iron Chef

Iron Chef, a fight to see who can produce the yummiest sweet and savory dish with limited ingredients.


Jenga, even Daisies conquered the games, with a little help here and there.


Kerplunk, these seniors take the game VERY seriously!

Making Make Up

Homemade Make Up, lip gloss and sugar scrub and lotion, oh my.


Mousetrap. We were catching more scouts than mice, but someone had to do it.


Operation, Yes, he really buzzes!

Picture Frames

Popsicle Frames, and now they have lots of photos to put in the frames they made themselves.

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies, These masked flowers must hit the oncoming zombie hoard with the power balls. The zombies also made masks.


Trouble, fitting that the girls play the games pieces in this game.


Yahtzee, giant dice for the win!


Bowling with a Twist, the twist was they didn’t do a lot of bowling.

The girls planned many camp traditions as part of the activities as well:


Skits with some fun props.


SWAPs. I’ll give you my little pinned craft if you give me one of yours or you can have one for a smile if you are out.

Edible Fires

Edible fires, what better way to learn how to build a fire than with pretzels and candy?


Archery, consistently a camp favorite, even before Hunger Games.

Roasting Marshmallows

Roasting marshmallows around a campfire. It’s not Girl Scout camp until you have ooey gooey marshmallows with chocolate between two graham crackers. What are those called again?

Rolling down the hill

Rolling down the hill behind the lodge.

Flag Ceremony

Flag ceremony hosted by the local VFW.


Fishing. The girls pulled up one fish after another…or it could have been the same fish multiple times. We did release after each catch…

Exploring Nature

Exploring nature, there’s always something new to see.


We were lucky enough to get the Green Starlettes, the Girl Scout dance squad to come out and show our girls some fun moves.


Green Starlettes recruiting young scouts.

Our favorite experienced Girl Scout turned 29 again during our adventure. We proudly celebrated with her. Happy Birthday, Rusty!


Singing Happy Birthday to Rusty on her 29 again birthday!

Overall, the event left the girls exhausted and exhilarated. We totaled almost 500 people at camp! That’s an incredible feat which could not have been pulled off without the  group of amazing volunteers our community is lucky to have! Special Thanks to Lance for leading fishing and Dennis for leading archery and Cat for handling First Aid. Susan and her staff rocked the kitchen preparing food for the entire camp ALL weekend. Shelley kept us organized and took care of all the paperwork (which was quite hefty considering all the people involved). Phadrea designed and ordered the shirts, patches, and cups and dealt with check in and check out. Kelly B. kept all hundred or so of the parent volunteers on task for the activities as well as verifying completed troop kapers. Jenna helped organize the schedule and sleeping arrangements for camp. Cherly kept us informed and took notes at all the meetings. Nancy helped with the Girl Planning Board. These ladies also had girls on the Girl Planning Board which means they, along with a couple other parents, helped their scouts bring their game ideas to life. Altogether quite a group!

I want to add a personal “thank you” to Carrie for keeping our troop on task for the weekend leaving me to handle other responsibilities. You are a super star!!!

I can’t wait til the next one!

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