”Scienterrific” was the theme for the recent Girl Scout Day Camp at Camp Butternut Springs in rural Valparaiso.
Despite a week of rain and wet conditions, over 100 Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts from Valparaiso and surrounding communities spent a week learning about science in the out-of-doors as well as typical camp activities such as learning how to cook over a fire, hiking, fishing, archery, canoeing, and making new friends. Forty adult volunteers were also at camp during the week and helped the girls learn about the science of water, air, sound, sight, space.
Thursday evening brought parents and families to camp when daughters showed what they had learned at camp. The traditional and impressive San Salvador torch ceremony was the highlight of the evening with girls singing familiar Girl Scout songs and rededicating themselves to Girl Scouting.
Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts had the privilege of staying overnight at camp on Thursday and experiencing more science activities as well as spending a fun night with new friends.