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2.22.2018

5 Things My Girl Scout is Taking to Her First Overnight Camping Trip

5 Things My Girl Scout is Taking to Her First Overnight Camping Trip

My Brownie is heading off to her first camp outing!


I'm not sure how I feel about this new milestone. It seems like just yesterday that she started girl scouts and now she is heading off to camp. Sure, it's only overnight, in the middle of winter. And, the cabins are way nicer than the ones that I stayed in, ever.

5 Things My Girl Scout is Taking to Her First Overnight Camping Trip

I'm still nervous. She will be an hour away!

In an effort ease my anxiety, I'm trying to send her off to camp prepared. Besides the normal stuff like flashlights, clean underwear, and her mess kit, here are a few other things that I'm sending with her on her first big adventure with her family. *sniff* *sniff*


1. Let's talk about backpacks. 

While the girls aren't allowed to take cell phones to camp, her backpack his a mobile cell phone charger. Partly because she uses the backpack on family road trips and she can charge her Kindle. The other reason is if an adult should need to charge a phone because they are lost in the woods, she's prepared.

2. Sleep tight, I'm thinking of you. 

A sleeping bag is a given, nothing new about that on a camping trip. However, I wrote a note on the inside. Forget leaving a note that might get lost. There's no missing this note. Is it bad that I want my baby to miss me?

5 Things My Girl Scout is Taking to Her First Overnight Camping Trip

3. Waterproof, windproof, lined hiking pants. 

It's February in Ohio, and her outdoor hiking pants will keep her dry and warm. And, they are bright ass pink so she will be seen in the woods, from space. When it's bedtime, she just has to take the pants off and get in the sleeping bag because she will be wearing a layer of thermal underware.

4. Thermals. Thermal underwear. Under Armor. 

Whatever you want to call it, it's another layer of clothing that fits tight to her body under her clothes to keep her warm and dry. And, doubles as her PJs.

5. Toilet paper. 

Yes, toilet paper. I'm one of those people that bring a roll to outdoor concerts on the off chance I go into a stall and there is none. While the troop is asking that each girl bring one, mine will have two, just in case.

I know it's just one night. And, it's not like she doesn't go on sleepovers all the time. It's just this time, I won't be around the corner. Or, be able to call her. Or, Facetime with her. This is going to be a rough 29 hours.

How do you prepare your kid for camp?


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