By Kira B. Girl Reporter
It was a hot, sunny day at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California, but that didn’t stop any of the 1,100 Girl Scouts from having fun at the water park or from taking part in one of the many outdoor activities at Girls on the Go. The Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council (GSSGC) hosted the Girls on the Go and Fall Rally Kick Off on Saturday, September 12.
This outdoor extravaganza encouraged girls to get active, not only to lead a healthy lifestyle, but also to actively participate in their local communities as Girl Scouts. Attractions included a wide range of activities, everything from a petting zoo with goats and a horse to a rock climbing wall. A major goal of the event was to blend Girl Scout programming , membership and the Fall Product Sale in one place. A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) area highlighted science-based opportunties offered at camp, including underwater robotics. The center focus of Girls on the Go was the “Girl Olympics,” which included several races and relays, tug-of-war competitions, and an obstacle course. First, second and third place medals were given out to the winners of each competition.
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There was also a baking contest, interactive Fall Sale rewards demonstrations and camp activities like archery and Quidditch. The Glen Helen swim complex, complete with water slides, was also open to the Girl Scouts. For lunch, the Greenz On Wheelz food truck offered healthy salad and sandwich options.
Ms. Elizabeth Locke-Thomas, Executive Vice President of GSSGC, said, “I like making a difference in others’ lives and the center focus of this event is our Girl Olympics, because healthy and happy girls is important.”