Girl Scouts wrap up annual summer day camp
by Rachel Davis
Jun 06, 2013 | 1110 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Local Girl Scouts honored heroes during this year’s annual day camp. The scouts spent three days learning about local heroes and will wrap things up today with a celebration of five local women heroes. Daily Mountain Eagle - Rachel Davis
Local Girl Scouts honored heroes during this year’s annual day camp. The scouts spent three days learning about local heroes and will wrap things up today with a celebration of five local women heroes. Daily Mountain Eagle - Rachel Davis
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The Girl Scouts in the Whispering Pines service unit held their annual day camp at Memorial Park this week. This year’s theme is Hurray for Hometown Heroes, and the girls honored five local women who have made an impact on their lives.

The women being honored are Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe, Jasper Councilwoman Sandi Sudduth, Red Cross Director Pam Fikes, Salvation Army Director Lona Courington and former Girl Scout Day Camp Director Chris Ross.

On Monday, the girls met the heroes, Tuesday the girls met Elaine Ellis from Regional Paramedical Services who showed them an ambulance and explained her job to them and Wednesday Nathan Moore of Jasper Fire Department told them about the job that firefighters do in the community. Today the scouts will take a field trip to Children’s Theatre in Birmingham, and view a movie made about the heroes and the activities they have participated in this week. The camp will end with a reception to honor the five women serving as the girls’ heroes for the week.

The girls also learned about preparing for and dealing with emergency situations, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes.

The day camp is for girls in first through sixth grade, although the older members, called Kool Aids, help with the organization and activities. Each year the camp provides activities for approximately 50 girls scouts from across the county.