Last weekend I took 6 Girl Scouts to Troop Adventure Camp at Camp Archbald. We had a really good time even with the heat. Here are a few photos from our weekend.
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.
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.