Members of AHG troops in Missouri and Kansas are invited to Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation in Laurie, Missouri for an exciting summer camp program. Camp dates will be July 14-19, and there will be age-appropriate activities for all program levels.
Remember that summer camp is the highlight of the scouting year and that the deadline for the early registration discount is coming up soon. For this inaugural year, we are offering a reduced fee of $200 ($180 if paid by 6/15/13). That covers almost everything, including three meals a day from Sunday night to Friday breakfast. For adults, the fee is $90 to cover meals.
Plan to arrive Sunday afternoon for check-in, orientation, tours, swim tests, and the like. Troops will cook meals in their camp site; you will be provided groceries and a menu and cooking instructions for every meal. Sunday evening we will have a camp-wide flag ceremony followed by a religious service.
Monday will see the sun rise on a Boy Scout camp populated by only girls, and we will have some specialty programming just for the girls, starting with a flag ceremony in the morning to an all-girl campfire that night. Girls rising into second grade through fifth grade will have an exciting week of age-appropriate programming including shooting BB guns at the range, archery, hand crafts, swimming and other scouting pursuits. Girls entering sixth grade and above will have a more challenging but still age-appropriate programming including shooting bigger guns at the range, archery, climbing on the climbing tower, swimming and other programming. For the older girls the programming is also centered on the merit badge program.
You can learn more about the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation on their website, or view a video about the camp on YouTube.
Contact John Stansfield of AHG Troop MO-0121, Columbia, MO with any questions.
The second annual St. Louis Regional Camp was hosted in partnership with the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scout Council at Beaumont Scout Ranch. Five American Heritage Girls Troops attended from as far away as Leavenworth, Kansas and Batavia, Illinois. Three St. Louis area Troops attended. The four-day, three-night resident camp was attended by nearly 60 AHG Explorers, Pioneers, Patriots and adult leaders who participated in archery,
swimming, and outdoor skills activities. The infamous mud cave continues to be one of the camp favorites … The only place where girls try to get muddy! The final evening, camp was opened to nearly 25 Tenderhearts and their families who learned about hiking
and outdoor skills before joining a party, campfire songs, skits, and smores. A worship service was held in the outdoor chapel. Girls from every denomination lifted their voices in worship, prayer and praise.
The girls enjoyed devotions and activities surrounded by the Olympics themes “More Precious than Gold.” By the end of the week, every girl earned a “gold medal” (made out
of spray-painted paper plates and ribbons) for awards like the gold medal “giggler” “happy camper” and “most muddy.” Faith, Service and Fun was had by all!
Rose Hayes,AHG Regional Camp Director
Camp R.E.A.L. (Ready,Engaged, Authentic, and Loving) was the Kansas City area’s first regional AHG camp. Four area troops participated with approximately 50 girls and 30 moms in attendance. We spent three days learning about true beauty and reflecting on how to apply 1 Peter 3:4 to our lives.
Girls had a blast with horseback riding, archery, swimming and more. Each level also worked on various badges including Fire Safety & Building and Physical Fitness. Pioneer and Patriot girls were able to gain leadership experience as they taught the younger girls badge requirements and led games, devotionals, and songs. The highlight of camp came on Sunday morning as we gathered for our worship time before parting ways. Listening to 80 sweet voices sing praises to God and celebrate being together was very moving.
Planning camp was a big job, but everyone agreed that it was well worth it. The friendships
made and the lessons learned that weekend were so incredibly valuable. We can’t wait for Camp R.E.A.L. 2013!
Tonia Collins, Coordinator KS1209
Summer Camp in the works! We think we have a plan in place for a weekend at Tall Oaks. Interested in more information? Contact your Troop Coordinator ASAP! http://www.talloaks.org/
What’s a campfire without some good camp songs? There are a lot of camp-songs sites on the web, but we haven’t turned up a knock-your-socks-off site yet. Help us out — where do you turn for the best camp songs ever?