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published on 07/03/2006

Girl Scouts Day Camp a Success

By staff writer

Sara Wilson leads a group of Brownies in a game of Telephone
The O Ten Talla Day Camp for Girl Scouts and Brownies on Signal Mountain was held Tuesday May 30th through Friday, June 2nd. Director for this year’s camp was Lynn Talbott. Over ninety-four girls participated in the camp, which was held at the Bachman Community Center. In addition, close to twenty-five adults and several older girls were on hand to assist in the programs.

One of the themes for the day camp included stories, games, songs, and dresses from the past as well as a history of Bachman. In addition, girls in 4th and 5th grades had a lesson in local lore led by Jim Douthat and Mikki Hall. Older girls were given the opportunity to sign up for a baby-sitting certification course. Some even participated in a “baby think it over” class, which involved checking out a baby and learning to care for it overnight. These babies are programmed to wake during the night and the Scout then had to document how long it took to stay up with the baby until it fell asleep again.

A crew of volunteers led the girls in a Science in Action activity. This involved learning about senses, air mass, and PH balance among other things. While experiments were going on inside, outside games and activities related to science discovery, were being held.

Greg Forehand from Contemporary Portraits led a workshop on photography and the people from Myfamildinners helped the girls work on their Let’s Get Cooking badge. On another day some older girls worked with Kathy Nolan to design stepping stones with mosaic tiles as well as making a bench for a walking path through the woods as a service project for the Bachman Community Center.

Everyday, the girls brought food to donate to the Signal Mountain Social Services and on the final day they gathered in the auditorium to see a slide show of the photos they had taken in their photography class and receive the badges they had earned during the week.

According to Lynn Talbott and her assistant Joselyn Willis, “This proved to be a great week with wonderful weather, packed full of exciting and fun things for the girls.”

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