Monday, July 16, 2012

Celebrating 100 Years

The Girl Scout motto is "Be Prepared".  And the Girls Scout troops of North-Central Alabama certainly were when they showed up to celebrate their 100 year anniversary!  And they couldn't have asked for a lovelier day, either!
The girls were broken up into several groups . . . 
Juniors, and

There was also an ambassador Girl Scout on hand, too, helping the leaders with the different activities.  
They worked on badges, crafts, took hikes, and sang songs.  
One of my all-time favorite Girl Scout songs was being sung as we walked up and they sang it again just for us.
I've been singing this song for almost half the number of years the Girl Scouts have been organized!

Toward the end of the day, after the girls had done some "entertaining" for the gathering parents . . .
And after dinner had been cooked, served, and eaten . . . 
It was award time.  For Daisy to Cadet to Leader the day was a success ... smiles abounded!
Yes, the tee-shirt definitely fits:
We hope to host future Girl Scout counsel-wide events.  They did a great job of enjoying the Camp and cleaning up, too!  Thanks, ladies!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day Camp in the Dog Days of Summer

The weather was oh-so-warm on Friday, but that didn't stop the children from Grace Summer Camp (of Grace Lutheran Church) from having a good time!  
When we caught up with them early in the afternoon, they had finished having lunch at the pavilion and were spread out in the upper field, enjoying a rowdy game of kick-ball!
While most of the kids played, some of the younger children hung out in the shade.  
Along with them was the bus and its driver, Richard.  
Richard and Todd got to talking and we found out that Richard drives a tour bus and has taken trips all over the country . . . one of which lasted forty days!

The game was close and the competition was fierce.  
An in-field error allowed this kicker to bring in all four runners and tag home himself, and that won the game.  
There was a fair mixture of cheers and good-natured ribbing as the kids came back towards the bus for a much needed water break.
It was a fun group of kids and they seemed to enjoy having a safe space to roam and play.  
We hope to see them back!