Leader Tips: May 2010 Archives

Archery and Life Guard Training Events at Camp Windhover (Crystal Springs , MS)

 

Camp Windhover, an accredited American Camp Association camp, is offering archery and lifeguard training.  Camp Windhover is located in Crystal Springs, MS, about thirty miles south of Jackson, MS.  Trainees are welcome to stay at camp in one of the cabins during the lifeguard training or following the archery training.

 

For a Registration Form and Driving Instructions, contact Camp Windhover Director Celia Wood at (601) 892-3282

 

Training: Basic Archery Instructor (National Alliance for the Development of Archery - NADA)

When: 2 - 10 p.m. Sunday, June 6

Recommended for: Camp Directors, Program Directors, counselors, and any who will be teaching archery.

No prerequisites

Cost: $50 includes manuals, materials, testing, certification cards and evening meal. Also includes one night stay for June 6.

 

Training: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training       

When: 9 a.m. Thursday, June 3 through 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6

Recommended for: Camp Directors, Program Directors, counselors, and any who will be teaching swimming, supervising a waterfront area, or lifeguarding.

Prerequisites: Candidates who are at least sixteen years of age  will have to swim 300 yards of a mixture of breast stroke and freestyle, continuously, and retrieve a ten pound brick from a depth of seven to ten feet.         

Cost: $180; Does not include room and board, which are available upon request.

With the upcoming primary elections June 1, I thought it would be a good time to teach Girl Scouts the importance of voting.  An article in the 2006 Leader Magazine says:

 

Many Girl Scout councils have incorporated some form of advocacy into their program models and public policy efforts. For example, "I Promised a Girl Scout I'd Vote" developed by the Girl Scouts, Patriots' Trail Council in Massachusetts teaches girls about the election process and the importance of voting.

 

Take our daughters to the polls is a White House Project to encourage girls that they are a valuable part of the political process.  The website says:

 

The U.S. currently ranks an astounding 71st in the world in women's political representation. Women leaders make up just 17% of the Senate, 24% of state legislatures, and 17% of big city mayors. With so few women to emulate, young girls are going to have a hard time believing that they can make a difference in politics when they grow up.

 

Today's Girl Scouts are learning to use their voices to make a difference, and they want the adults in their lives to do the same by being politically engaged. Model the way for girls by taking the time to research the candidates and issues this election season and then going to the polls to cast your vote!


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