Summer is for Girl Scouts at Freedom School

Freedom School PerformanceWhile summer can signal a slowdown in activities for some Girl Scout troops, that’s definitely not the case for a Girl Scout ConnectZ group involved with the Freedom School summer academic program in St. Paul.

More than 80 girls in kindergarten through eighth grade met twice a week throughout July and August to explore sisterhood, cultural awareness and what it means to be part of a community. The girls also got their hands dirty making their own silly putty and explored the science behind sun safety.

That sun safety knowledge was immediately put to use when they spent a day at Camp Lakamaga. As first-time campers, the girls tried kayaking and canoeing—many entering the lake as timid newbies—emerging with a new sense of confidence and accomplishment.

To close out the summer, girls showed their Girl Scout pride by performing a self-penned “Girl Scout Power” song for parents and friends on the last day. After this ConnectZ experience, the girls are looking forward to continuing on their Girl Scout journey.