Press Reps: October 2008 Archives

Hi!   I'm Erica, and over the week-end, I went on a camping trip! It was a lot of fun, and I'm really happy I got to go.   I'm a Juliette, which means I'm a Girl Scout, but I don't have a troop.   That's why I think it was really nice of the troop I went with to invite me.

The camp we went to was Kamp Kiwanis.   It's a really nice camp on a large, beautiful, perfectly blue lake.   We stayed in three white cabins, and they even had electricity!   It had tetherball, an archery range, and a swimming hole!

After we unpacked and ate lunch, we put on our life jackets.   We were going to ride on a yellow and red banana boat, which is a float that's connected to a boat.   I could see why it's called a banana boat because it's shaped like a banana!   On the first ride, I rode in back.   The water was freezing, and by the time we started speeding up, I was shivering!   Eventually, I got used to the temperature and it felt really warm.   The banana boat turned out to be more exciting, fun, and exhilarating than I thought it would be!   We would bounce up and down on it, lean to the sides, and wave to the people we saw.   I fell off the side once, but I pulled myself back on.   We switched people after a while, and I was still riding in back.   Once, when we were leaning, the whole banana boat tipped over!   We all fell in the lake, laughing really hard.   We got back on it, but it wasn't long before one of my friends fell off!   After that, we just slid off.   Only one person stayed on!   We switched people a second time, and this time I was riding in front.   It's bouncier in the front, and I got bounced off!   I was giggling the entire time.   Everyone else thought it was funny, too.   We went around the lake a little more, but we had to turn back because we ran low on gas.

When we came back we were really hungry.   That was good, because it was already time for dinner!   We had tacos, beans, rice, and chips and salsa.   It was all incredibly good!   After dinner, we played cards.   They taught me how to play a game I had never learned before, but I've already forgotten it!   We also made some cool bracelets and played with clay.   We went to bed a little early, exhausted from the day.   The next day, we had some pancakes and went home.   It was extremely fun the entire time, and I'll never forget it!

--Press Rep Erica

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I am a Cadette Girl Scout in a troop of six of my closest friends, led by my mom. We have meetings once a month on a Friday and we do the craziest things.

About three weeks ago we had a meeting, and did a scavenger hunt at 10:00 at night. We split into groups of 3 (one of the girls had to leave early) and took off, armed with our cell phones, ready to take pictures. One of the groups found a green truck and walked up the houses driveway to take a picture. I was in the other group and we were rounding the curve coming on to that street. Suddenly, a cop car pulled up and put its lights on. They exited the car and walked up to the group. My group took off running and when we got there, the police officers were questioning the girls about whether they had been stealing door knobs or vandalizing other people's property. We explained to them we were Girl Scouts on a scavenger hunt and they told us that from now on, we should take pictures from the street.

We all started walking back towards our house. My friend and I decided to race back home. We got back and told my mom about the police officers. We waited, and waited, and waited. About eight minutes later we walked onto the porch and yelled, "You guys, are you coming?" As they walked into the light they were giggling hysterically. One girl was on the phone. I said, "What happened?" They told the story through bursts of laughter. A car had passed by full of Theodore kids coming home from the football game. They had thrown eggs out of the window of the car as they passed by. My mom said, "Well who is on the phone then?" They said it was the police and they had given my address.

When the car pulled up and the policemen walked up, you wouldn't have believed our surprise. It was the same men we had talked to earlier that night. They listened to our story as we tried to talk over each other. Then the car sped by and we pointed and said, "That's them! That's them!" They ran to the car and said they would be back. They never came back, some of the girls think that they caught the guys, but I think they just thought we were crazy.

-- Press Rep Elisabeth

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