Saturday, November 5, 2011

How I spent my Saturday Night!

Here's something I thought I would never do again---go camping with 6th grade girls! Backyard camping---my backyard!

Those who know me also know that I'm a mentor.  My mentee was interested in girl scouts, so we joined an outreach troop based at Abbey Court in Carrboro.   There are lots of dedicated volunteers working with this troop, with the most enthusiastic being Meg, a college sophomore at UNC.  She thought it would be great if they could camp, so tonight, the 6th graders are in my yard (being crazy at the moment in a tent!)  The night started with a first aid lesson by Cindy (a troop leader), followed by dinner prep, a campfire starting lesson by Paige, a tent-setting-up lesson by Meg, campfire girl scout songs led by three senior scouts, and s'mores by the campfire.  (Please don't tell my husband that the lawn now has a campfire spot!)

First aid lesson

The tent lesson

The charcoal lesson
The fire building lesson
Salad, and pasta for dinner
dinner prep
Lots of noise happening in there!

So I didn't sleep in the yard with the girls. I let Meg and Sarah do that.  I took on house/living room duty (in case someone needed to come in.)  I can still hear them, though---laughing and giggling away!

Sounds like fun!  (It's 9:30 as I'm typing this)

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Great pictures. My 6th grader is doing GS this year, maybe we will see your troop at one of the big events.