Girl Scout Day Camp



Blount County Girl Scout Day Camp this year will celebrate Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary.

Dubbed “Juliette’s Jamboree” in honor of Girl Scouting’s founder, Juliette Lowe, the exciting adventure will begin Tuesday, June 18, at beautiful Palisades Park near Oneonta and conclude there with Family Day that Friday the 22nd.

Girls entering first grade through eighth next fall are eligible to attend camp. They will make new friends, create crafts, hike, sing, perform skits. They will learn to use compasses and pitch tents, and of course they already know how to hang out with the girls.

Each must bring her own lunch and water bottle.

Comfortable play clothes are appropriate. Girl Scout policy requires T-shirts with sleeves. Closed-toed shoes with socks that cover the ankles, hat or bandana to cover the head. All clothing items should be labeled with the owner’s name.

Not allowed are halter tops or tanks, short shorts, sandals, or backless shoes. Girls arriving at camp inappropriately dressed will be sent home to change.

It’s likely that by publication of this issue of the paper all camp slots will have been filled, as applications have to be postmarked before tomorrow, May 31.

Campers are responsible for their own transportation. Car pools are encouraged. Prompt arrivals and departures are appreciated.

In the event of thunder or lightning at day’s end, drivers are to stay in their cars and the girls will be released after the storm passes.

Patti Hansen, camp director, and Carole Cash, council staff advisor, say the camp strictly adheres to the usual high safety standards of all Girl Scout camps. A qualified healthcare manager will be in camp at all times, and a doctor will be on call.

Taken from a copy of the instruction sheet provided each girl, which contained this commendation: “Day camp would not be possible without the wonderful volunteers who care enough to give of their valuable time each year to help.”