Friday, July 25, 2014

American Heritage Girls Regional Camp

The first regional camp for Michigan happened in July at a camp called Good News. There were girls from about five troops around the state.  AHG MI1313 had one of the largest groups with eleven.

The counselors at camp helping the girls form teams for capture the noodle.
One of the reasons our girls attended was to earn badges. This is Kathryn a "Patriot" who does not like fish at all, but in order to earn her fishing badge, she had to clean one. 

We had two warm days that allowed the girls to play in the water. 

The counselors entertained us on the first night around a campfire.
Every morning we held a flag ceremony. 
The last night each troop was suppose to do a skit. I had our troop do a mixed body skit where the girls with the hands through the arms had to do things to the front body. It was improvised and went really well,  the girls did a good job. Everyone liked it when they had to take a drink of water.

AHG Michigan

The zipline was enjoyed by all. Jane had fun trying to race everyone to the end.  
Our "Explorer" girls

These girls met a new friend from the Rockford troop, Elizabeth in the red and yellow shirt. 

Jane being the caller for the flag ceremony.

The week had ups and downs. Our dorm had mice and a smell. We had some home sickness in the beginning of the week, that eventually subsided so no one had to pick up a girl early. It was the first time anyone in the troop had done an AHG camp. The girls seemed to get a long nicely and I saw several occasions where older girls were helpful to the younger ones. We also earned some badges, which we will award at our first ceremony in the fall.  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fayette Historic Park 4th of July 2014

Creations and Summer kick off

Jane made up these soda bookmarks to give her classmates at Wednesday school. 
Elliot's Mother's Day Card 
Fun with sparklers..
Jane's work from Freedom Christian School. 

Elliot made a mad scientist lab out of his Lego

Summer Reading programs have begun. Jane is doing 5 of them. The kids got Frozen Yogurt from the Herrick Library.
Elliot's gash in his head was from a fall he took on his skateboard. Signs of summer: sunshine, green leaves, bugs, flip flops and bruises.. 

Our Indian Tribe had a health day at the community center. Jane had this chameleon painted.