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2015 Encampment at the Beach

The 2015 Encampment was a well-planned occasion that all troops enjoyed. Like last year, this year it took place at Cape Henlopen State Park, which is about a 15 minute drive from the town of Rehoboth. Girl Scout Maddie said:

I think this was officially the best encampment ever. It was so much fun to just hang out as a troop on the beach and on the boardwalk. We also had so much fun seining! We also had the best dorms we’ve ever had during encampment. I loved this encampment!

After an enjoyable Friday evening where troops relaxed together, Saturday was a fun-filled day. It started with a warm breakfast of waffles and sausage. Then troops went off to their respective activities, such as seining, riding bikes, or visiting the nature center. After lunch, most troops did indoor activities because unfortunately, it stormed.


Having fun in the dorms!

Having fun in the dorms!

After the storm at about 4 or 5 p.m., it warmed up and got sunny outside. Some of the troops went to the beach. One troop found a horseshoe crab like the ones they saw at the nature center, and helped it get back into the ocean. Other troops built sandcastles and had fun digging for sand crabs.


Ice Cream at Rehoboth Beach!

Ice Cream at Rehoboth Beach!

After the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park, many troops went to the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk for dinner. Troops bought souvenirs in many of the shops on the boardwalk, bought candy from Candy Kitchen, or enjoyed games at the arcade.

After a long day troops returned back to their dorms and had a good night’s rest.

This year one of the fun activities planned was to have each troop make a flag to represent them, and hang it outside their dorm. The Media Team went around on Sunday morning to take pictures of the flags.

Flag for Troops 448, 4585, and 1528

Flag for Troops 448, 4585, and 1528

Troop 1172's Flag

Troop 1172’s Flag

Troop 180's Flag

Troop 180’s Flag

We could not choose a winner because they are all so creative!

Overall the 2015 Encampment was all in good spirit, and everyone had a relaxing trip to prepare them for the last week of school!


Contributor: Alix

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