OXFORD – The can-do spirit of some clever local Girl Scout leaders and their girls was recently exemplified when the Girl Scouts of Service Unit 332 designed their own much wanted Camp Out patch. The idea of a custom-made patch turned into a creative project that involved all of the scouts. Soon, these girls will be proudly displaying embroidered Service Unit Camp Out (SUCO) patches on their uniforms …that they made possible!
The Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes of the Oxford-McDonough area make up Service Unit (SU) 332 of the NY Penn Pathways Council. The Unit leader and the troop leaders were making plans for another exciting annual SU trip to Camp Amahami in Deposit, NY. Amahami has over 450 acres of forest, field, and a lake where campers enjoy the modern troop house and lodge amenities. Activities include equestrian, wilderness adventures, swimming, general arts, visual arts and lots more. The leaders thought it would be great for the girls to have their own patch that they would receive for going camping. Since it’s the aim of the Girl Scouts to empower girls and to help build character and confidence through activities and by earning badges, the SUCO patch designing seemed like a great project. After checking the prices they found that making their own patch was affordable. The troop leader and co-leader for Troop 212 made it an activity at the camp out.