Category Archives: Jan/Feb 07

Grand Opening!

There it was again. A distinct barking, followed by a loud whinny. Confused, maybe irritated, I followed the sound, which led me up the stairs to the closed door of the bedroom shared by two of my daughters. Opening the door, I discovered my oldest daughters, crawling around the floor, barking, whinnying and generally creating a racket. “What’s going on?” They barked and whinnied their reply. “In English, please.” “We’ve opened a pet store,” said my oldest. “See.” She pointed … Continue reading

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Cookies Versus Popcorn

“A couple times a month we get unsolicited offers for Camp Crowell,” says Charlene Meidlinger, Assistant Executive Director for the Girl Scouts National Capital Council. “I always tell them ‘no,’” she laughs. Camp Crowell, a 60-acre camp in Oakton, Va., is a short 20-minute drive from the Washington, D.C., Beltway, is easily accessible to more than 50,881 Girl Scouts and 22,036 adults, often providing the only link to nature the local city-locked scouts can enjoy, and is located in Fairfax … Continue reading

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Sticky, Gooey Fun

What would camp be without sticky-faced campers enjoying s’mores? In the never-ending quest to be creative and innovative, why not let campers experience these fun variations on the traditional roasted-marshmellow-smashed-between-Hershey’s-chocolate-and-two-graham-crackers? Mini-S’mores Is it raining on your campfire? No problem. Bring campers indoors to make mini-s’mores. Use Teddy Graham bears instead of regular graham crackers. On tables, set out an assortment of teddy bear crackers, miniature marshmallows and small pieces of thin chocolate. Here’s the twist. Have several votive candles at … Continue reading

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