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From sandcastles to cookouts

Published 9:38am Friday, October 2, 2009

BUCHANAN – Girls from American Heritage Girls Troop MI2006 participated in a two-night campout that included an outdoor day activity at Warren Dunes State Park.

The girls camped out in tents and cooked their meals over an open fire. They learned to make a beef roast, potatoes and carrots in a Dutch oven. Tin can/buddy burner cooking was also included.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, the girls spent the day at Warren Dunes making leaf print bandanas and kites, taking a nature hike, and cooking marshmallows.

Later in the day the girls flew their kites to learn about lift in aviation. A sandcastle building contest and a trip up Tower Hill concluded the day.

Earlier this summer the troop held a Native American Day camp where the girls were able to experience much of Native American life. During this they built a life-size wigwam from natural materials. Some of the older girls slept out in the wigwam.

American Heritage Girls Troop MI2006 is chartered to Buchanan Christian Church. The organization is a Christ-centered scouting movement for girls ages 5-18 in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The mission statement is “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.”

The program is designed around six frontiers and there are badges and activities in each of the frontiers. For more information, check out or call Kathy at Buchanan Christian Church, 695-6621.

The troop meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month throughout the school year and once a month during the summer.

The troop wishes to invite any interested girls and their parents to an Open House at Buchanan Christian Church at 112 W. Third St. in Buchanan on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m.

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