A MANUAL FOR
GIRL SCOUT CAMPS
DESIGNED TO COVER THE NEEDS OF THOSE
UNDERTAKING TO ORGANIZE AND DIRECT
LARGE, SELF-SUPPORTING CAMPS FOR GIRLS
189 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY
Girl Scouts, Incorporated
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When that Aprille with his schowres swoote
The drought of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathud every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertue engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth
Enspirud hath in every holte and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours i-ronne,
And smale fowles maken melodie,
That slepen all the night with open yhe,
So priketh hem nature in here corages:
Thanne longen folk to gon on pilgrimages.
"Do A Good Turn Daily"
On My Honor, I Will Try:
To do my duty to God and my Country
To help other people at all times
To obey the Scout Laws
A Girl Scout's Honor is to be Trusted
A Girl Scout is Loyal
A Girl Scout's Duty is to be Useful and to Help Others
A Girl Scout is a Friend to All, and a Sister to Every Other Girl Scout
A Girl Scout is Courteous
A Girl Scout is a Friend to Animals
A Girl Scout Obeys Orders
A Girl Scout is Cheerful
A Girl Scout is Thrifty
A Girl Scout is Clean in Thought, Word and Deed
Someone has said, "We camp to live with Nature." If living is knowing, let us then while we camp, learn to know the great out-of-doors, and at the same time take advantage of being together, and learn to live as Scouts.
It is hoped that this little book will help to solve many problems which arise when planning for and running a camp, particularly a Girl Scout camp. The material in this manual is supplementary to that in the official Handbook, "Scouting for Girls," and is intended to be used in conjunction with it.
The information given is the result of experience gained not only as a camp Director and a housekeeper, but as a co-worker with hundreds of Scouts whose needs are very real.
Credit is due Miss Emily McClure for her article on Activities, and Miss Catherine Wilkeson for her account of A Deschutes River Fishing Trip.
We are glad to have permission to reprint "Water Front Protection for Summer Camps" by Captain Fred C. Mills of the Red Cross Life Saving Corps. The Life Saving Corps is giving the Girl Scouts the most active sort of cooperation throughout the country.
Sincere appreciation and thanks are given to Dr. Louise Stevens Bryant, Educational Secretary of the National Girl Scouts, for making the charts and editing the manuscript.