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Father/Daughter Boot Camp at Ft. Belvoir

Not your average sweetheart dance  

On Saturday April 20, 2013 Service Unit 53-5 held it’s annual Father/Daughter Bootcamp event at Soldiers Park on Fort Belvoir Military Base in Virginia. This Service Unit’s Girl Scouts are primarily daughters of military and civilian service members.  Girl Scouts and their fathers participated in Tug of War, Photo Booths, Ball Tosses, Low crawls and so much more!

Below are pictures from the event:

gscnc's Father Daughter Boot Camp at Ft Belvoir album on Photobucket

Jill Shannon, the Service Unit Manager of 53-3 shared with us how Girl Scouting benefits girls growing up in military families:

One of the benefits of Girl Scouting at Fort Belvoir happens to be the opportunity for parents, and in this case Dads and their daughters to interact in a fun wholesome and team building environment. This event is one of many that help to sustain the relationship between military children and their parents.

A Military Child has much to endure, time away from a parent while on deployment.  What enables parents to deploy and stay ready and mission focused in defense of our nation is the unique strength of the military family and the support of programs like Girl Scouts and all Scouting.

Military children are constantly on the move and have to be the “new kid” each time. This requires a higher sense of social awareness and tolerance for cultural mores. These are all assets of military children and Girl Scouting contributes to these skills.

Posted: Apr 23, 2013

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