No matter how well you try to create them, the longest lasting memories are made when you least expect it. And that’s why girls remember making lifelong memories. This year’s Rainbow Stars Service Unit (RSSU) Campout was entitled Starry Night Fire Bright and that is exactly what it was.
At the campout, the girls from Troop 277 worked on their Take Action Plan by helping younger girls learn about nature, while Troops 28156 and 28106 taught Brownies how to make friendship bracelets while teaching about Child Abuse Prevention. The blue friendship bracelets will be donated to CASA as part of their Light of Hope Ceremony at Town Center – Sugar Land, April 5th.
The girls at camp even got an opportunity to try their hand at archery thanks to Ms. Christine Bernard and Ms. Laura McDonald-Bess, two GS Leaders from RSSU. Cadet Troop 28157 taught Brownie Troop 28255 about outdoor first aide and how to properly dispose of an old/retired American Flag (adopted from BSA). Each Daisy Girl Scout had a big girl buddy and learned how to build a fire, cook and clean up from their older Girl Scout buddy. As the starry night appeared, some of the Do-Dads (John Harris, Brad Treesh, John Parker, and Chris Goode) helped the girls start a fire as the backdrop for Skit Night – a camp favorite for RSSU.
At the end of camp, many girls received a patch to remember the weekend by. The patch was created by 4th grader Sharon Chang from Junior Troop 28109, whose leaders are Monica Kaul and Melissa Goode. Over 350 girl scouts from Rainbow Stars Service Unit attended this annual service unit campout.