Brownies-backyard campout-IDEAS!?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2006
Brownies-backyard campout-IDEAS!?
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Sun, 03-28-2010 - 9:05pm

OK...so with some of our profit from cookie sales we are going to do a "backyard camping event" of sorts. we are NOT actually camping but spending from 5:30-9pm in the backyard.


they are brownie level so we will be doing "ready set go camping" try-it, eating dinner and ........i'm lost for other actvities. i am setting up a tent so they can go inside and play.


anyone have any fun ideas or games? we cant do marshmallows because i have not taken the 2 day camp training so all food has to be cooked by adults and no open fires etc...besides our area of TX is on burn ban.


each girl is getting a bandana(to use in the try-it) and a glow stick/bracelet and thier patches.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2004
Mon, 03-29-2010 - 9:31am

I'd still have a modified s'more - just use marshmallow fluff on the graham with mini choc chips.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Mon, 03-29-2010 - 10:19pm

Or microwave S'Mores.


Marshmallow puffs and melts in about 10 seconds.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:05am
Oh, you should pop over to the Camping & Outdoor Activities board.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-07-2002
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 1:05pm

The Make It, Eat It try-it has a fruit salad they could cut up and make.

I just took the Outdoor Training for our Council and it was one-day but 8.5 hours. It was well worth it too. I learned about knots, using a jack knife, orienteering, fire starting, cooking in box oven, cooking over fire, making a handwashing station.....plus HOW to teach kids (even Daisies!) how to start fire and how to take them on a walk in woods and such.

Just because they can't have an open fire, doesn't mean the girls can't help cook/prep food!

I'd do a s'mores thing still -- they have something called edible fires too -- http://www.scoutingweb.com/scoutingweb/SubPages/EdibleFire.htm

Squirrel Tag One person is the squirrel catcher; everyone else is a squirrel, clinging to his own tree (if your yard is treeless, you can use lawn chairs). When the catcher shouts "Squirrel scramble!" the squirrels have to dash to another tree without being tagged. Once you get tagged, you're the new squirrel catcher.

Of course a sing-a-long and skits are always needed at camp.

Outdoor art -- have them create sculptures of leaves/sticks/yard debris

If the stars are visible, you can find constellations (not sure how early it gets dark by you or if you are in city/country). The stories behind the constellations can be fun.

Oh and be sure to have the girls pick Camp Names and make name tags.

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