Happy National S’Mores Day

Today is National S’mores Day which in other words is a Girl Scout camp holiday. Our camp experiences would not be complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire for s’mores! Back in February, we posted some recipes for s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day, I wanted to give you a quick “how to” on creating those roasting sticks our girls all know and love making at camp! Post your creative s’mores recipes below!

Materials:

  • Wire Coat hangers
  • Wire cutters
  • pliers
  • paint stirring sticks/wooden dowels
  • duct tape (in fun colors, of course)
  • sandpaper
  • marshmallows and a campfire

Materials

Materials

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

 

Weebles notes on the 2014 camp season

 The woods are quiet but for the sound of songbirds and chipmunks.  There’s no sound of little girls laughing and singing, the squeaky latrine doors or “where’s your buddy”.  It’s been over a week since the last game of Captain’s Coming.  When I went to camp this last week to do inventory, the silence was almost eerie.  I could hear the pines groaning in the wind my little buddy the chipmunk sat and watched as I did my work.  

We had a wonderful camp season this year!  We had only a couple of rainy days and only one afternoon where thunder and lightning brought normal activities to a stop.  We had so many Daisy Girls Scouts at camp and they loved to sing!  We had Brownies who loved to clean and Juniors who are already asking about when they can become Program Aides.  The days were full of songs and hikes and crafts and games, all the things that make camp so much fun for girls.  Girls made new friends, learned new skills and tested their own limits.  They camped out and cooked over a fire and learned the value of working as a team.

 As I look back on this, my 10th season as a camp director, I realize that there this no place I would rather be and no other people I would rather be with than at Twin Hills with those amazing and wonderful girls and young women.  I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the parents who send their girls to camp as well as to my wonderful staff who make it all possible.  I’m already looking forward to next summer and planning the events that we hold at Twin Hills during the fall, winter and spring!

 Yours in Scouting,

 Weeble

aka Camp Director Tammy

 

Lost and Found

Despite our best efforts, we have several lost and found items still left at camp. All lost and found will be delivered to the Williston Girl Scout office this week. So, if you see an item in one of the photos below that belongs to you, just contact the ladies in Williston after Thursday, August 7 !

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Thursday and Friday, last week, were very busy days at Twin Hills!

We had done an informal survey of campers during the thunderstorm on Wednesday and asked them what they liked, didn’t like and wished for camp.  One thing that they asked for was a dance party.  So, instead of the usual group campfire after the cookout, we had a dance party in the pavilion with music and dancing and glow stick and s’mores.  It was so much fun and the girls said it was “the best dance party EVER”

After a successful camp out, staff treated the girls to a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and told them they would have a surprise waiting for them once the tents were taken care of and their units where clean and tidy.  We had ice cream floats!  Yummy and a great way to end our week.

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Submitted by Wonderers, grades K-1

We made ice cream in a bag and did tie dye today. We made a huge mess when the ice cream bags started leaking. We learned a new song and how to make friendship bracelets. Tomorrow, we are looking forward to the sleepover and roasting marshmallows.

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Submitted by Adventures in Sherwood Forest, grades 2-3

Today, we had water park, archery, played Ultimate Ninja and Ultimate Rock-Paper-Scissors. The funniest part of the day was when Nissi was trying to eat a baguette and couldn’t tear it. The best part of our day was the water park, archery and spending time with friends. We learned new songs today. Tomorrow, we are looking forward to archery, having fun, hiking to the pond for lunch, making a snack over the campfire, tie dyeing and spending time with other Girl Scouts!

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