Fun with Kayaks and Paddle Boards

This past weekend we went to Troop Adventure Camp at Camp Archbald with the Girl Scouts. A lot of the girls were looking forward to getting out on Lake Ely to do some kayaking. One of our girls even tried paddle boarding. Here are some of my favorite photos.

365 Day Challenge

My photos from the last 3 days were all taken at Camp Archbald while at Troop Adventure Camp with the Girl Scouts. These photos are just a small sampling of the fun we had. Stay tuned for more photos from Camp Archbald.

Throwback Thursday

This week takes us back to June of 2011. This was our Girl Scout troop’s very first camping trip. It was a mini camp run by the amazing Girl Scout Phil who organized this camp just because she loves Girl Scouts. To this day, that first year was my favorite year of camping with Girl Scouts. It was the best organized and Girl Scout Phil made sure to include all of the tried and true Girl Scout camp traditions. We took 6 girls (3 of those girls are still Girl Scouts) camping that year and we had a blast. Truth be told, the troop camping weekend we go on each summer is my favorite part about being a Girl Scout leader and I look forward to our troop’s camping trip next month.

The Many Boats of Camp Archbald

While we were at Camp Archbald last weekend, the girls had a blast boating. They spent a fair amount of time on the lake in canoes and kayaks. While they were in the boats, I was finding the beauty in the boats themselves and took these photographs. Stay tuned for another post showing them in use.

The Mariners

This year at Troop Adventure Camp we got to stay in the houseboats in the Mariners Unit. The girls were so excited to finally get the houseboats! In order to stay in this unit at Camp Archbald, Scouts must be Cadet level or higher. We really, really enjoyed staying here. There are 2 houseboats that sit out on Lake Ely. There were 3, but one is currently removed for repairs. The houseboats have bunk beds to sleep in, cubbies for storage and a bit of open space. There are 2 doors, one to go in from the gangway and another that opens onto the deck, which wraps around the boat. At night, these boats cooled down nicely and during the day it was so peaceful sitting out on the deck and just taking in the view. We also enjoyed sitting up in the troop house playing cards at night. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay.