Thursday, August 21, 2014

Girl Scouts Explore Chesapeake

Chesapeake Girl Scouts Erin and Darshawn
explored A Place for Girls and The Outback.
The newest Girl Scouts in Chesapeake are eager to get started with their troop this fall, but over the summer have already started their fun and adventure in Girl Scouts by earning the Explore Chesapeake patch. Throughout the summer, they've been learning about historical events that took place in the city, as well as visiting landmarks and important locations in Chesapeake to earn the patch.

On July 26, Girl Scouts met at A Place for Girls, the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast regional program center and headquarters for a day of discovery and exploration. The girls participated in a scavenger hunt that taught them about Juliette Gordon Low, the woman who founded Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Ga. in 1912. The girls also explored The Outback, a nine acre nature area behind A Place for Girls on Bells Mill Creek. In The Outback, the girls observed birds and other wildlife and conquered elements of the fitness trail, including a balance beam and monkey bars.

Earlier in the summer, the girls enjoyed watching Shakespeare in the Grove at Tidewater Community College, planting a seedling at Chesapeake Arboretum and learning about life on a farm during a tour at Bergey’s Breadbasket Dairy Farm, among other activities.

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