Introducing Madison Shepard

Dear Camp Menzies Campers, We are excited to introduce you to our new Outdoor Experience Manager, Madison Shepard a.k.a. Stars. As a former Girl Scout and Camp Menzies camper, she is excited to share her experience with you. The skills that she learned as a Girl Scout got her a job as a wilderness guide…

And Then it Rained: A GLOW Workshop

Following the guidebook, we needed to pass over a saddle feature about 7 miles before descending down into another valley. My feet were tired, my pack was heavy and I felt wet all the way to my bones. The gentle rain and constant fog was clogging my head with tiring thoughts. On top of that,…

Happy Campers: Why Camp is Important for Girls

Summer camp–the pitch a tent, explore the outdoors, sing around the campfire kind of camp–is not only a fun way to spend the summer, but it also provides a foundation of independence and leadership that can extend well into adulthood. “Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their…

The Results Are In: Meet the Winning Girls’ Choice Badge Designs!

Two weeks ago, girls had the chance to vote on one of two designs for the new badge they’ll be able to earn this coming fall—Troop Camping. (It’s her world—we’re just here to guide her!) Thanks to everyone who cast a vote and made their voices heard! Check out the winning designs—did your favorite take…

Oh, the Places She’ll Go!

Did you know that girls have the opportunity to travel to 17 states and 14 countries with Girl Scouts?! With Destinations you can swim with dolphins, explore the world, scuba dive with sea turtles, rock climb in Ireland or see Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace, and so much more. Traveling with Girl Scouts isn’t your typical…