SWAP posts can be found here:
More about camping
I am still recovering from a great weekend of camping with my Daisy Girl Scouts. My younger daughter is in kindergarten and I am her troop leader. We had 5 Daisies come, each with their mom (or grandma), plus 2 older sisters who are also Girl Scouts. And then we had 2 stowaways… my husband and 5-year-old son. So 14 of us all together stayed in 6 platform tents for 2 nights and the girls had a fantastic time. I think their favorite part was washing the dishes.
I used Sharpie oil-based paint markers (my new favorite!) to write WASH and RINSE on the tubs. These will be perfect for family camping too, not just Girl Scout camping.
The Delsea Drive-in is the only drive-in movie theater left in New Jersey. Lucky for us it was only 11 miles from our camp grounds. Of course we didn’t stay for the double feature and left after Maleficent. That was scary enough for these kindergarteners, they didn’t need to see Godzilla.
We did a lot of crafting at camp too. Girl Scouts have a thing called SWAPS (Special Whatchmacallits Affectionately Pinned somewhere or Shared With A Pal) which are basically a craft you can exchange with other Girl Scouts so you can grow a big collection. Check out this Pinterest board for more inspiration. The girls made 4 SWAPS and a decorated a bag to pin them on. I brought enough craft supplies so each girl could make multiples, because of course they’re going to want to keep one for themselves as well as have some to trade.
Girl Scout SWAPS
Each SWAP now has its very own blog post, so please click on the image below for the full directions.
The older girls decorated the canvas bags and the younger girls decorated blue nylon drawstring bags that I got at AC Moore for $.99 each. All they needed were some fabric markers and they were happy.
It was a great weekend and we’ll definitely be doing it again next year!
Be sure to check out more posts about our family life below!