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Girl Scouts to offer fall break activities for both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts

Staff Report

The Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma will offer two events for girls during this year’s school Fall Break: Fall Break Workshops for Girls Oct. 24-28 at the council office in Oklahoma City, and Fall Break Camp Oct. 17-21.

It isn’t necessary to be a Girl Scout to participate in any of the activities, but there is an additional charge of $12 per child that also provides access to many other scouting activities during the year, said Deborah Gooding.

Fall Break Workshops

  • For girls in grades 4-8, the Fall Break Workshops will include sessions to engage girls in fun, friendship and creativity, as well as give them an opportunity to earn badges out of the new Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books. There will be two workshop sessions each day – a morning session from 8 a.m.-Noon, and an afternoon session from 1:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Girls may sign up for any or all of the sessions.
  • The cost for the Fall Break Workshop is $10 per girl, which includes a snack, crafts and activities. Girls who decide to do a full day of workshop sessions may bring a sack lunch. Girl Scouts will provide additional activities between sessions for those who stay the full day. For more information on these workshops, call Stephanie Ronck at 405-528-4475.

Fall Break Camp

  • Fall Break Camp Oct. 17-21 will start with a day camp experience at Camp Cookieland near Newalla, where campers will earn the Cooking and Naturalist Legacy badges from the new Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books.
  • The day camp will be held Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday, campers will journey from Oklahoma City to Camp E-Ko-Wah near Marlow for overnight camping. Activities will include horseback riding, boating, archery, low ropes course and more.
  • All ages are welcome. Transportation from Oklahoma City to Camp E-Ko-Wah is included. The cost is $125 for the full week, or $25 per day for the day camp and $50 for the overnight camp only. Some camp scholarships are available.

Girls interested in taking part in any of the fall activities do not have to be a Girl Scout. However, non Girl-Scouts will pay an additional membership fee of $12 – which will then give them access to a year’s worth of events and activities as Girl Scouts celebrates 100 years in 2012. For more information on Fall Break Camp, call Laura Force at 405-528-GIRL (4475).

Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma is located at 6100 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City. For more information on both Fall Break activities and to register online, visit or call 405-528-4475.

Located in 39 Oklahoma counties in the central, southwest and northwest region of the state, Girls Scouts of Western Oklahoma builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Through leadership-building programs, GS-West offers girls pathways to explore their interests — including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), healthy lifestyles and activities like our High Adventure Team and summer camps, community service projects through our Bronze, Silver and Gold Award programs, environmental stewardships and more. Currently, GS-West has more than 3,500 volunteers donating approximately 420,000 hours of service to girls. Since forming locally in 1935, more than 375,000 girls have benefited from Girl Scouts.

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