Monday, February 6, 2012

Come Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouting at Camp High Point

Many of you read my letter to the Girl Scouts USA a month or so ago. It gives me great pride to shout to the world that the persistence and full hearts of a few good women have persuaded the powers that be to allow a volunteer-led camp week at Camp High Point in Mena, Arkansas this year.  READ ON TO GET THE 411!

Packer is the beauty on the left...
she's also my sister BY LAW!
A Special Message from the Camp Director, Packer!

As March 2012 approaches, and we, as Girl Scouts, turn our focus on celebrating Girl Scouting's 100th year in the United States, I can't help but to think how excited Juliette Gordon Low must have been on that day when she phoned her cousin and said, "Come right over, I've got something for the girls of Savannah and all America and all the world and we're going to start it tonight!" Today, I feel that same excitement as I share with you the opportunity to experience Girl Scouting at Camp High Point 2012.

For 100 years, Girl Scout camp has been an honored tradition of the Girl Scout program; Camp High Point has been a part of that tradition since 1946! This year, I invite you to continue the tradition and spend a week at Camp High Point enjoying everything camp! Some of the camptivities (activities you do at camp) planned include exploring traditional camp skills, such as hiking, knot tying, fire building, tent pitching, and outdoor cooking. You will have the opportunity to stargaze, canoe, make crafts, play sports, sing, make S'mores 'round the fire, have a sleep-out "under the stars" in the Meadow or "with the stars" in one of the Sky Houses, and enjoy a campfire at Lone Pine. The pool will not be available, so the Creek that meanders through the camp property will be your source of water fun for the week! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention all the friends you'll make--silver and gold!

The camp staff for Camp High Point 2012 is unique because it is a group of Girl Scout volunteers who have a special place for Camp High Point in their hearts. Collectively, they bring more than 100 years of experience to camp. Many of the staff attended summer camp at Camp High Point as a girl, trained through the Counselor-in-Training program, and spent summers there as staff. Others fell in love with Camp High Point after sending their own daughters to camp. Still others "caught the fever" of High Point just by hearing of the wonderful things Girl Scouting has to offer in the program. The experience and interests of these volunteers will offer a comprehensive camp program--straight from the heart! Each volunteer must pass a background check through Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. So no mater if this is your first year, fifth year, or 25th year, come out and join us--let Camp High Point be the camp of your dreams!!! See you in June!

Packer--AKA Dana Moore

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