Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Symbol of Friendship

The Girl Scout Sign is an important part of Girl Scout meetings and ceremonies, but do you know where it comes from? It all started with the days of chivalry, when armed knights greeted friendly knights by raising their right hand, palm open, as a sign of friendship. We raise our right hand palm open to symbolize friendship, but we raise only three fingers, which represent the three parts of the Girl Scout Promise. This unique sign and pledge unites all Girl Scouts across the globe! So the next time you show the sign think of all the women before you, and all the girls to come who will be a part of the friendship, and learning and fun that is Girl Scouts.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The High Adventure Girl Scouts went backpacking this weekend in Tahoe National Forest! On the trip we learned map and compass skills by navigating our way through the forest. We honed our outdoor cooking skills by cooking on a small backpacking stove. We practiced Leave No Trace by camping on hard rock surfaces and making a game of walking on rocks instead of delicate vegetation.

We chose not to have a campfire where one would have been a strain on natural resources. The snowy hike to the campsite was a surprise in late July, but a pleasant and beautiful experience. We had a great time and came to a deeper appreciation for nature and our environment. Join us next time!

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