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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 06:43 PM

Virginia Girl Scouts to be part of first-ever White House campout

Source: WSLS 10



ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by First Lady Michelle Obama, who will hold the first-ever campout at the White House this Tuesday, June 30.

Officials say the campout is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and will celebrate the National Park Service centennial as well as Great Outdoors Month. It will take place in one of the most historic backyards and national parks in the nation – the White House South Lawn.

As honorary national president of Girl Scouts of the USA, the First Lady will welcome 50 fourth-grade Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges. The Girl Scouts will engage in both new and traditional outdoor activities, including rock wall climbing, putting up tents, knot tying, and orienteering.

Later that evening, the participants will be joined by NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, who will join a stargazing activity led by NASA staff and scientists on the South Lawn before the girls settle in for the night.


Read more: http://wsls.com/2015/06/29/virginia-girl-scouts-to-be-part-of-first-ever-white-house-campout/

How cool is that?!

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Reply Virginia Girl Scouts to be part of first-ever White House campout (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 2015 OP
mcar Jun 2015 #1
brer cat Jun 2015 #2
demmiblue Jun 2015 #5
realFedUp Jun 2015 #3
procon Jun 2015 #4
CTyankee Jun 2015 #6
Cha Jul 2015 #7

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 06:55 PM

1. Very cool

Wish I was still a Girl Scout.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:22 PM

2. Way cool.

My grands are going to be so jealous.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:25 PM

5. Shoot, I'm jealous!

Especially about sky-gazing with a NASA astronaut.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:25 PM

3. What a memory!

How many get to sleep overnight at the White House with the Obamas as as hosts. This is tremendous.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:25 PM

4. What a fun idea!

Those lucky girls will never forget the experience. My dad was a big camping enthusiast, but nothing as upscale as the WH lawn. Our family packed the big tents and all our gear into woods every year. We fished for our dinner, sometimes gathered greens and wild onions, and sat around the campfire singing loud and offkey... roughing it old school still brings lots of good time memories.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:28 PM

6. I love this so much! My 3 granddaughters were Girl Scouts!

Raised right! These girls are terrific!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:58 AM

7. Fun!

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