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Camping, canoeing and Canada: A Girl Scout troop explores the Boundary Waters

In August my Girl Scout troop went to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a national park in Minnesota, and let me say it was one of the best weeks of my life.
Posted: 10/13/2014 2:55:26 PM by Lauren Sieben | with 2 comments

A dad’s perspective: Why I spend my summers at Girl Scout camp

When I fill out my vacation request form for work each year in late November, I put down that I am going to Girl Scout Camp. The next question I usually get is: “Why are you taking a week off for that?”  
Posted: 7/29/2014 4:33:00 PM by Lauren Sieben | with 4 comments

Girl Scout camp and confidence: A mom and daughter interview

Maria, a  high school sophomore, has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and first attended camp in the third grade. She fell in love with Camp Alice Chester and for the past four years has been a Program Aide there and at Chinook Program Center for day camp. Her mom, Janice, is currently her troop leader and has been involved in various volunteer roles over the years. We asked Maria and Janice a few questions about what makes Girl Scout camp so great!
Posted: 7/2/2014 12:53:06 PM by Lauren Sieben | with 2 comments

Girls: Don't be scared for your first time at Girl Scout camp!

Girl Scout camp can seem really intimidating. You go there not knowing what to expect. You may worry you won’t make friends or will be the outcast of the camp; I know I did. Let me reassure you that Girl Scout camp is nothing to be afraid of. 
Posted: 5/15/2014 2:50:45 PM by Lauren Sieben | with 1 comments

Giving back to Riverside Elementary through my Gold Award project

I knew that I wanted to give back  to the community that helped shaped the young woman I am today. I simply wanted to say “thank you” to whoever had helped ME get this far in life.
Posted: 4/22/2014 11:03:23 AM by Lauren Sieben | with 1 comments