Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay host in­au­gu­ral Goose Bump Jump

Times-Record - - FRONT PAGE - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

DEN­TON — The Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay raised more than $400 for Camp Todd, 25012 Beauchamp Road, near Den­ton at the in­au­gu­ral Goose Bump Jump More on than Jan. 30 21. Girl Scouts from Caro­line County, Ch­ester­town and Mid­dle­town, Del., jumped into Wil­lis­ton Lake at Camp Todd four dif- fer­ent times dur­ing the fundraiser. Caro­line troops par­tic­i­pat­ing in­cluded troop 1121, 742, 154 and 840.the Girl Adults Scouts. also took the jump with The money raised at the event will go to­ward im­prove­ments at Camp Todd in prepa­ra­tion for this sum­mer’s camp pro­grams. “It is re­ally ex­cit­ing to see a good turnout in the event’s first year,” said Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Coun­cil Chair­man Sh­erye Nick­er­son. “The Friends of Camp Todd Com­mit­tee is just try­ing to bring aware­ness that the camp is

open, not just for Girl Scouts, but for all groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“The things we do to beau­tify the camp is all be­cause of the sup­port from the com­mu­nity. All the pro­ceeds from the event will all go back to the camp so that we can check off some more of our wish list items. We ap­pre­ci­ate all the sup­port from the com­mu­nity that helps us keep the camp go­ing for the com­mu­nity,” Nick­er­son said.

Af­ter par­tic­i­pants took a dip in Wil­lis­ton Lake, the troops hung out in the warm Todd Memo­rial Hall pro­gram cen­ter, danc­ing to DJ-pro­vided mu­sic, com­plet­ing crafts or en­joy­ing the hot bev­er­ages and food for sale.

“It is good that ev­ery­one is sup­port­ing Camp Todd, not just Caro­line County, but also troops from other parts of the Eastern Shore and Delaware,” Nick­er­son said. “We are all part of the Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay.

“I guess we got some crazy girls who want to jump into the wa­ter,” she said. “But we ap­pre­ci­ate their sup­port of the camp. They have been very en­thu­si­as­tic about par- tic­i­pat­ing. It is a fun day where the girls can come to­gether with one an­other. It is good to see them par­tic­i­pat­ing and bond­ing, and just do­ing the tra­di­tional camp ex­pe­ri­ence.

“See­ing the smiles, and even hear­ing the shrieks when they hit the cold wa­ter, is what to­day is all about,” she said. “Girls know how to have fun. It is great to see a com­mu­nity ef­fort com­ing to­gether for this event and that Scout­ing is still very strong.”

There will be a Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay paint night fundraiser for Camp Todd on April 29. In­for­ma­tion about the event will be re­leased soon.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay, visit www.gscb.org.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Girl Scouts from Caro­line County, Ch­ester­town and Mid­dle­town, Del. rush into the wa­ters of Wil­lis­ton Lake at Camp Todd near Den­ton on Jan. 21 for the in­au­gu­ral Goose Bump Jump.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Girl Scouts from Caro­line County, Ch­ester­town and Mid­dle­town, Del. rush into the wa­ters of Wil­lis­ton Lake at Camp Todd near Den­ton on Jan. 21 for the in­au­gu­ral Goose Bump Jump.

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