Can girls who are currently in Kindergarten register to attend resident camp?
Resident Camp Sessions are geared to match the current National age-level guidelines (Brownies - grade 2-3, Juniors - grade4-5, etc.). As stated on the first page of the brochure, the camper should meet "grade-level requirements" and that "grade refers to Fall 2009."
In the past, girls in Kindergarten were allowed to attend camp as Brownies because they were moving into the 1st grade in the Fall and 1st graders were Brownies. Now that 1st graders are officially considered Daisies, that changes the adult girl ratio requirements set forth in Safety-Wise. Those guidelines were recently revised. (02/09) The updates that GSUSA sent out, are published on our website in the left column of the Forms & Resources page.
"Girl Scout Daisies who have completed Kindergarten may independently participate in resident camp experiences lasting up to three nights."
"Girl Scout Daisies who have completed first grade may independently participate in resident camp experiences lasting four or more nights."
So, to answer the question......
Yes, girls going into the 1st grade in the fall of '09, are welcome to attend
camp during either Troop Camping or Family Camping week or Brownie Sampler at Camp Scoutshire Woods.
If you have any additional questions about this, contact Volunteer Liaison Cheryl Miller at 800-239-6636, ext: 2302.