Suffield Girl Scouts Host Camp Skills Day

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The Suffield Girl Scout service unit held a successful day of camp skills and fun at Sunrise Park on September 30. Organized by Aaron Marcavitch with support from Erica Boucher, Debra Dudack, Beatrice Marcavitch, and Graham Marcavitch, the half day program focused on a variety of scout skills, with an emphasis on knife, axe, and saw skills. Additionally, scouts learned to make “armpit fudge” – much tastier than it sounds – learned compass and knot skills, and had a chance to carve some soap or safely try some of the sharp objects. Scouts participated in a scavenger hunt, had plenty of time in the gaga pit, and enjoyed a shared dinner in the evening sunlight. Scouts hold this program as a kickoff to the scout year and participants range from Daisies to Cadettes.

Photo submitted by Aaron Marcavitch
Suffield Girl Scouts learn to tie knots.

Other scout activities coming up this year include a Girl Scout Derby, Snowflake Ball, community service, movie night, holiday boutique, hikes, cookie sales and the annual camporee in May.

The Girl Scout Service Unit continues to seek leaders (male or female, over 21) for the many scouts seeking troops. Please contact Erica Boucher at to help!

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