Service Unit 34-8 had a blast on their recent Faerie Fest camping trip! Taking place from October 6th to October 8th at Camp White Rock, over 100 campers joined in the fun. 14 individual Girl Scout troops, with the help and support of dozens of adults, came together to make the event possible.
This project started as a seed of an idea all the way back in June, when two Leaders and a handful of older Girl Scouts decided they wanted to run a Glamping trip with a theme. From there, it took several weeks of brainstorming activities to complete with younger participants to get a concrete plan. In early August, the coordinators headed out to walk the campsite and take notes on location and available space. Once they'd set a date for the event, everyone got to work coordinating supplies and practicing the activities they intended to lead, as well as getting the rest of their troops involved!
A variety of activities were led by these Girl Scouts. Some of the crafts available included a potion-making session capturing essences of joy, hope and strength in bottles, fairy house creation with materials in the forest, and a wing decoration station visualized by flexible and creative young minds. Beyond crafting time, there was also archery within the beautiful rows of trees, several skits in the evening, a traveling bard, and some very talented photographers capturing it all. All of this was fueled by our resident kitchen witches, working tirelessly to provide everyone with a delicious and nutritious experience - definitely a success.
The event lasted Friday evening - dedicated entirely to White Rock's travel time and setting up as much as possible - through late Sunday morning, which was spent taking down decorations and cleaning up, as well as saying goodbye to friends both new and old. However, that was far from the end of friendship: many of them have returned to other events, maintaining the amazing sense of camaraderie found at the Faerie Fest!