Once I knew Sedona was going to be in a troop, I tried to find a troop for Sierra that would be a good fit for her. She has participated in some Girl Scout camps/activities as a "Juliette" (a "troop" with just one girl), but I really wanted her with a group. We just weren't able to find her a troop I was happy with though, so we tacked her on to the Daisy troop. It takes a little more work to find ways the Daisy activities can help her earn badges, but it's a lot easier on me to just have one troop to work with and she still gets to meet other Brownies at bigger events.
So! Last Friday we had our first camp out. My girls have had a fair bit of experience tent camping
(baby Sierra on her first camping trip)
This was a first for most of the troop though, so we started with a backyard camp out. To say the least, they had a lot of fun.
The troop leader's oldest daughter (who is a Cadette) came along to help out, teach songs and play games. That's her playing chase with everyone when we first arrived.
In the morning, they woke up ready for more singing. This time they got the two dads who were there to play along:
Pancakes and bacon were on the menu for breakfast, then it was time to pack up and head home. My girls had a blast, they are already asking when we can do a two night camp out!