Girl Scouts get back to basics

Jacki Downing helps Girl Scouts sew cushions for “sit-upon” buckets during their camp at the Jaycees Fairgrounds.

Jacki Downing helps Girl Scouts sew cushions for “sit-upon” buckets during their camp at the Jaycees Fairgrounds. Photo by Deborah Cote.

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Girls Scout roast marshmallows for s’mores during their “Twilight Camp” Thursday evening. The camp focused on skills that used to be the focus of the organization, such as archery and sewing.

Girl Scouts in the Cole County area went back to basics this week as they celebrated their annual Twilight Camp at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

The camp, with the 2012 theme of “Back to the Basics,” commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. To return to the Girl Scouts’ roots, this year’s Twilight Camp focused on historical scouting skills that the original Girl Scouts would have practiced.

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