Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sertoma Club at Camp Apasus for annual luncheon

“We want to thank you s’more…”

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast hosted their annual luncheon for the Norfolk Sertoma Club at Camp Apasus on Wednesday, August 8. The Norfolk Sertoma Club is a long-time supporter of the camp. This year, the Sertoma Club donated funds to replace the Camp Apasus sign located in front of the camp entrance on Granby Street. The sign has improved the visibility of camp and is sure to attract new campers every year. Last year, the Club gave funds to add a new screened-in section to the Sertoma Lodge. During the luncheon, girls shared camp stories, performed songs,  presented Sertoma members with Girl Scout S’more Cookies – a special treat in honor of National S’mores Day which is August 10th!

While at camp this week, girls explored the world of science and engineering with several hands-on activities as part of the camp’s theme - Inspector Gadget. Girl Scout Brownies used their senses to help Girl Scout Juniors solve a mystery while meeting requirements for the Senses Badge. The Juniors, who were working on their Detective Badge, learned how to lift fingerprints and use them as clues to solve their case.

Girl Scout Daisies met all the requirements for the Good Neighbor Badge, including learning about the Sertoma Club’s mission. As an international community-service organization that exists for the high and noble purpose of service to mankind, the Sertoma Club extends their service to many worthy causes, including helping speech and hearing-impaired children.

From gooey s’mores to archery and swimming, Girl Scouts have been making memories at Camp Apasus for generations. Thanks to the support of the Sertoma Club and other community organizations, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast can continue to serve girls, building courage, confidence and character among them, one girl at a time.