Do You Remember Your
First S'more?

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Not even April showers could stop 400 Girl Scouts, volunteers and family members from exploring the outdoor possibilities of Camp Small Valley in Halifax at GSHPA’s inaugural Outdoor Extravaganza. Girl Scouts conducted science experiments in the Star Center’s laboratory, saddled up for horse rides, and strived to overcome the towering climbing wall.

Among the crowd, a troop of Girl Scouts from York city stepped foot on a Girl Scout camp for the first time in their lives. “Being young and having something as powerful as the Girl Scouts in our lives can be very rewarding,” said Laurie Freeland an outreach facilitator volunteer, as her Girl Scouts tried ooey-gooey S’mores for the first time.

Even a small taste of this outdoor experience encouraged girls to muster up their courage, boom their confidence and introduce them to a new world of possibilities.

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Outdoor Extravaganza taught the girls that there are other things than being in your own neighborhood and backyard. There are things out there that are fun, safe and educational as long as they have the courage to be a part of something.
— Laurie Freeland