In preparation for girls joining the older youth program, Scouts BSA, the Orange County Council recently held an event called Scouting 101 to introduce young women to the ways of Scouting.

At the event, which was held at Oso Lake Scout Camp in Rancho Santa Margarita, 35 girls learned knot tying, how to set up tents correctly, proper handling of pocket knives, archery, boating and first aid. They even cooked their own meals throughout the weekend of October 6th and 7th. This event prepared the girls who are potentially brand new to scouting, and those that have participated alongside their brothers for years.

Orange County Council’s Family Scouting Director, Julie Anderson is so thrilled to be leading this event. Julie states, “I’m so excited to be providing an opportunity for girls and their parents to see what Scouting will bring in February of 2019. These girls will learn basic Scout skills which they will be able to teach other new members of their Troops, in essence they are learning to be the first leaders!”

 

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