This is the second article in a series by our public relations intern, Evie. She's new to Girl Scouting, and as she participates in different Girl Scout activities, she'll share her fresh perspective with us. Evie is an unpaid intern, and this her last class before she graduates from Auburn University in August. We appreciate all that Evie (pictured with a camper) is doing for Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
I've been interning with Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama for five weeks now and already I feel like part of the team. I wonder if they would make me a special Internship badge?
I have begun traveling to Kamp Kiwanis in Eclectic every Monday to take pictures and videotape the campers. So far, I have been to the first three camp sessions and I went before camp officially started to interview a few of the counselors. Everyone is so nice and accepting, and I've already been coined with a camp nickname, "Chevy."
At first I was nervous about going to Kamp Kiwanis. How was I going to find my way around this place I had never been to? How were these girls going to react to some stranger taking their picture? But the girls were great! They didn't mind at all and fortunately some of them became hams and posed for me.
I have loved watching these young girls learn how to canoe and learn new swim strokes because it has been a long time since I have done anything like that.
I traveled to Camp Scoutshire Woods in Citronelle, Ala. last week to record some videos there and loved it. It is a little different than Kiwanis, for example, there is no air conditioning! But other than swimming and canoeing, Scoutshire has a stable with horses that the girls ride every day. The best part about my visit to Camp Scoutshire was that I got to go "creek stompin'" with a group of girls. I learned about the surrounding wildlife and was eaten up by mosquitoes.
I am excited about going back and also about traveling to Camp Sid Edmonds. My internship is half-over and I feel like I've just begun!