The first Girl Scout Extravaganza and Bring A Friend Event was a great success for Girl Scouts and their families/troops with over 150 attending! The weather was perfect, the grounds of Brandywine Red Clay Alliance were beautiful, the Browning Barn generously housed our community guests and many requirements of the GSEP Get Outdoors Challenge Patch were accomplished.
Cadette Troop 41356 led a station on geocaching including making a trade item and teaching how to use a GPS to find treasures, Troop 492 led activities that included hiking, singing, learning how to use a compass, making a bird feeder and playing outdoor games.
Troop 4589 assisted Girls and families in making s'mores, played a game about spiders and had fun blowing/chasing bubbles. Girl Scouts and their families/troops hiked the trails, identified trees and insects, observed hawks, identified bird calls, searched for spider webs, and engaged in Fall leaf rubbings. The Valley Forge National Park, the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance(our host), the Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County and Winterthur all had activities and information about their Girl Scout Programs.
The Chester County Astronomical Society was on hand to show how to use a telescope and tell stories about the constellations. For more information about girl scouts go to GSEP.ORG. If you would like to join a local Girl Scout troop in the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Square School districts contact Kathy Limbaugh at bvsu610.registrar.gmail.com.