Perhaps you heard the singing in the forest Friday night or the giggles and laughter on Saturday? If so, you know that the Briarcliff-Pocantico Girl Scout Community kicked off another great year with a jamboree over the weekend of October 4 and 5. More than 60 girls from all levels of Girl Scouting- kindergarten Daisies to high school Seniors and Ambassadors- came together at Camp Andre Clark on the campus of the Edith Macy Conference Center. An invitation was extended to the community to join in the celebration, and more than a few decided that scouting is an important and wonderful option for girls.
It was a fun-filled two days of traditional Girl Scout activities and team building. On Friday, girls participated in a formal flag ceremony, ate s’mores and sang around a blazing bonfire, then spent the night cabin camping. On Saturday, participants had an opportunity to engage in more than a dozen crafts and games, including: sewing sit upons, baking monkey bread, and creating “swaps” to share with other scouts. Throughout the morning girls also decorated pumpkins, created “God’s Eyes” on looms with yarn, and learned the US flag folding ceremony. This special Briarcliff-Pocantico Community event ended with a barbecue lunch and a scavenger hunt that honored the October birthday of Girl Scout founder, Juliette “Daisy” Low.
The Briarcliff-Pocantico Service Unit is comprised of 32 troops. Girls and adult volunteers can learn more about joining this active community by contacting Patti Rallis, Volunteer Community Registrar / Recruiter @ PRSwartz@optonline.net Additional information is available at the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson website www.girlscoutshh.org and by calling the Pleasantville Regional Office at 914.747.3080, extension 728 or 734.