Friday, July 10, 2015

Attorney General Herring Visits Camp Apasus

Attorney General Mark R. Herring got a chance to be a camper today at Girl Scout Camp Apasus. As part of his tour of camps using the Virginia Rules curriculum, he spoke to both girls and boys attending a camp being sponsored by the Sheriff Bob McCabe Foundation.

Attorney General Herring autographed T-shirts for the campers
During his visit, he spent some time getting to know the campers and heard about their week-long experience which included camp favorites such as archery, swimming and canoeing, as well as a bike safety course and a trip to the Virginia Zoo.

“We’ve had a super week,” said Deputy Debbie Vogler who served as a camp counselor for the camp and is a Girl Scout alumna. “ The Virginia Rule module is a program that covers a wide range of subjects and issues that kids are facing today. I know it has made an impact on the kids just by listening to them during our discussions on gang violence, bullying and internet safety. ”

Maranda White, a Girl Scout alumna who attended Camp
Apasus and is will be entering the Norfolk Sheriff's Office
Academy, and  Deputy Debbie Volger were camp counselors.
The Attorney General thanked the Sheriff and his team for holding the camp and said that the work they do is very important.

“When kids spend time with local law enforcement officials it builds a sense of community, helps prevent crime and gives kids the tools they need to make good decisions," Attorney General Herring said.

This is the third year that the Sheriff Bob McCabe Foundation has partnered with Girl Scouts to offer a summer day camp aimed at building relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The special camp will continue to be offered for another week. A Girl Scout day camp will be offered at Camp Apasus in August.