Adult Girl Scouts, that is, who want to be GE presenters.
Do you know how to do something that you would like to teach to others?
Can you make something that's fun and beautiful? Is there some great
outdoor activity you love to do? Then present it at this year's Great
Escape! Presenters get a special rate for the weekend ($10 off the
regular price) and it's a great way to meet new people and have fun in
the woods. If you have an idea email us at
Maybe you have a friend who would be a great presenter, or you took a
workshop that would be appropriate for the Great Escape. (I borrow all my workshops from talented people or Pinterest. Or magazines.) Let us know
Watch for the listing of this year's workshops, and the opening of registration around the beginning of May. www.gsgreatescape.org
If you have been to the Great Escape, you know about our Auction. The proceeds from the auction are used to benefit Camp Wabasso and sometimes our other camps. And you've probably met Nurse Donna, who acts as our Great Escape first aider. You might not know that Donna also spends summers at Wabasso taking care of Girl Scouts younger than we tend to be - as Camp Nurse. So when we start talking about what Camp needs, Donna often has some good insight to offer.
Donna, Pat, Paula, Betsy
In a camp full of young kids away from home, some for the first time, it's inevitable that there will be tummy troubles and accidents that result in sleeping bags needing to be washed. That meant a counselor having to leave camp for a couple of hours to go to a laundromat with commercial washers and dryers large enough to handle a sleeping bag!
Thanks to the Great Escape Auction, there's now a washer and dryer on camp that will do the job.
The Great Escape Committee held its retreat this year and we have lots of news to share, beginning with this announcement of the book choice for our book club.
The book is by a GS alumna, herself a mother of two Girl Scouts, former Honorary President of GSUSA, and someone who can sing a campfire song with the best of us!
She's someone who can get her hands dirty with some Girl Scout Juniors.
She knows that our older girls are great advocates!
The former FLOTUS has a lot to say about "you are good enough,” using
one's voice, and that it's ok to be a strong woman. She focuses
on children, including the importance of educating and mentoring
girls.We feel that her insights on her
own life and experience and being First Lady make this a book every Girl Scout Adult
can profit from reading.
The 2019 Great Escape is confirmed for September 27 - 29th at Camp Wabasso!
Thoreau went to the woods because he wished to live serenely - but we'll be "living large" with old friends, great food, wonderful workshops, healthy outdoor activities and lots of song! Put it on your calendar and watch for registration to open in late spring.