The Rosewood Service Unit returned to Camp Northwoods for their annual Older Girl Winter Campshare.
This service unit older girl winter adventure has been a tradition for the past 20 plus years. The girls in grades 6-12 look forward to this weekend away from home each year. They love exploring the camp, creating fun, and making memories. The girls find the bus ride to and from camp a key part of the adventure. We make a stop in Spooner, Wisconsin so they can stretch their legs and shop for snacks. We seem to make a positive impression on the staff that work at the Economart. Many of the employees stop to talk to us about their Girl Scout camp memories at Camp Roundelay.
This year Rosewood Service Unit had 64 girls and 26 adults participate. It is neat to see the interaction between the various troops that participate and hear the stories of that get told of past adventures. We have established many neat traditions with this event – the talent show, recognizing graduating 12th graders, and preparing and eating dinner together as a large group. Some years we have a theme for the weekend. Last year we celebrated the Winter Olympics. Troops picked a country to represent, and the girl planning committee created unique Olympic events so everyone could participate.
This year’s theme was “Rosewood Returns in 2011.”