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[Illustration: "UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE"]

CAMPWARD HO!

A MANUAL FOR GIRL SCOUT CAMPS

DESIGNED TO COVER THE NEEDS OF THOSE UNDERTAKING TO ORGANIZE AND DIRECT LARGE, SELF SUPPORTING CAMPS FOR GIRLS

[Illustration: Girl Scouts 1920]

GIRL SCOUTS INCORPORATED

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 189 LEXINGTON AVENUE NEW YORK CITY

Copyrighted, 1920 by Girl Scouts, Incorporated

McGRAW PHILLIPS PRINTING CO., INC. NEW YORK

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. Chaucer

GIRL SCOUTS

Motto "BE PREPARED"

Slogan "DO A GOOD TURN DAILY"

[Illustration]

PROMISE

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

LAWS

I A Girl Scout's Honor is to be Trusted II A Girl Scout is Loyal III A Girl Scout's Duty is to be Useful and to Help Others IV A Girl Scout is a Friend to All, and a Sister to Every Other Girl Scout V A Girl Scout is Courteous VI A Girl Scout is a Friend to Animals VII A Girl Scout Obeys Orders VIII A Girl Scout is Cheerful IX A Girl Scout is Thrifty X A Girl Scout is Clean in Thought, Word and Deed

FOREWORD

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.

CAROLINE LEWIS.

CAMPWARD HO!

CONTENTS

Foreword 7 I Planning for Camp 9 II Camp Directors and Counsellors 15 III The Camper 22 IV The Camp House 28 V General Routine from Opening to Closing Camp 40 VI Camp Records and Accounts 50 VII Equipment 64 VIII The Camp Program 93 IX General Camp Activities 98 X Hikes 127 XI Camp Health and Camp Safety 140 XII Feeding the Multitude 152 XIII A Day in Camp 174 Some Books on Camps and Camping 178 Index 183

I

PLANNING FOR CAMP

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal Lord Byron

Planning for a camp is a matter of hours of thought and pipe dreaming, every item receiving its due amount of consideration, first in general terms, then in detail, until the whole scheme is so well formulated and all needs so well recognized and provided for that the actual camp comes into existence quite easily and successfully... Continue reading book >>




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