Submitted by Sherri Vance
Yuma Girl Scout Junior Troop 80572 enjoyed a three-day outing starting with an overnight at Pawnee Lodge in Sterling on July 10th. While in Sterling, the girls learned the basics of geocaching, practiced using a GPS unit, and made trade items to place in caches. We then went geocaching around town, finding five caches with a couple of “Did Not Finds.” After placing and tracking a “travel bug” that we’re hoping to travel to Savannah, Ga., to visit Juliette Low’s birthplace, we’ll have earned the geocaching badge. The evening was spent making crafts and home-made ice cream. The next morning found us touring the Overland Trail Museum, learning about the history of the area. After a picnic lunch, we ended our stay in Sterling with a swim in the Sterling Pool. The troop then went to Eckley for an overnight at leader, Bonnie Ledet’s home. We stayed up late singing campfire songs and playing games about Leave No Trace. The next morning was spent learning how to lash. After practicing the various lashing methods, the girls lashed a workstation for preparing meals. Each girl practiced building and lighting a fire, and prepared a foil lunch of hobo dinners and campfire cones, completing the requirements for the camping badge. The girls had three great days of learning and fun.
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