Redfield Girl Scouts finish off a busy summer

Above, Songfest Camp. Left to right: AlleRae Nelson, Leader Janelle Fortin and Adrian Colbenson.

The Redfield Girl Scouts of Troop 46411 were busy this summer.  Adrian Colbenson and AlleRae Nelson attended Songfest Day Camp at Camp Woodlands south of Huron on June 26, 2021 with Leader Janelle Fortin.  Four older girls from the Huron Girl Scouts planned and coordinated the activities.  At check-in they received Songfest t-shirts, backpacks, songbooks and colored bandanas indicating the patrol group they were in.  As it was 'Songfest' camp, there was a song for every activity they did.  'Apples and Bananas' for snack and 'I'm a Nut' as they painted acorns for necklaces.   

The campers made Slime and then lunch was spaghetti with the song 'On Top of Spaghetti'.  They went on a hike and then all joined together to sing 'Singing in the Rain' the Girl Scout way and made little umbrellas.  They sang 'Have You Ever Been Fishing?', 'Baby Bumblebee', 'Hey Buritto' and 'Make New Friends'.  Afternoon snack was 'dirt' as they sang 'Herman the Worm'.  Adrian was in the Flag Ceremony at the end of the day.  All received a Songfest patch.  Ice cream at Dairy Queen topped off the ride home.

Shipwrecked Camp also at Camp Woodlands was attended by Jaedyn Banister, Adrian Colbenson and AlleRae Nelson with Leaders Stacey Banister and Janelle Fortin on the weekend of  July 9-11, 2021.  They were in the Red Patrol with a troop from Huron.  Tents were set up upon arrival.  Their Patrol Leader was from Brookings.  Friday afternoon instruction was received on archery with all participating, including the leaders.  Girls took turns bringing the snacks, water and meals from the lodge back to the campsite. Treasure boxes were painted and decorated in the theme of 'Shipwrecked'. 

Friday night campers were met with a storm and flooding in most of the tents.  Saturday things were dried in town and activities continued throughout the day amidst the rain.  Bird feeders were made out of toilet paper rolls, treasure maps were designed and pillowcases decorated.  Hobo meals were cooked over fire pits for supper and s'mores were made over the coals later.  The slip 'n slide was enjoyed before it rained again in the evening.

Everyone received red 'Shipwrecked' t-shirts for Sunday.  Dream catchers were made before sack lunches were enjoyed.  Everyone packed up after the flag ceremony.  All Girl Scouts received Archery and Shipwrecked Survivor patches.  Ice cream from Dairy Queen was enjoyed on the way home.

Girl Scout Leaders Stacey Banister and Janelle Fortin took seven Girl Scouts to Thunder Road in Wylie Park at Aberdeen on July 12, 2021.  For two hours, the girls went between go-karts, euro-bungy, the vault laser euro maze challenge with beam buster and bumper boats. When done, they all enjoyed shaved ice before the ride home.

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