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8 Weeks of Ducktail

Join the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada as Team Ducktail goes for the gold at the Olympic Games!

Each session, our Ducktail Olympians will experience a variety of engaging hands-on activity challenges, friendly competition with fun indoor and outdoor games, creative expression with songs, arts, and crafts, as well as those favorite traditional camp activities.

Volunteer Girl Opportunity for Seniors and Ambassadors
While Camp Ducktail is a great environment for younger Girl Scouts, Seniors and Ambassadors will have plenty of opportunities to discover, connect, and take action this summer with up to 20 hours of service hours with our Volunteer Girl Opportunity. There are only three spaces available per camp session. If you know a Senior or Ambassador that may be interested, they can register at this link:  Volunteer Girl Opportunity Registration.

Registration is now open! Follow the link in the session descriptions below to reserve your spot!

 

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Daisy-Sessions
Session 1: CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

June 21 - June 25

Description:
The Girl Scout motto is “Be Prepared.” A Girl Scout is ready to help out where she is needed. Every member is very important to help Team Ducktail complete the adventurous summer games. This week, girls will get to choose their own adventure and make choices about what Daisy Petal track they want to take. Twists and turns, starts and stops, leaps and bounds are all part of the adventure as fellow Daisies help each other along the way. Whether your girl is just starting out, new to camp, or looking for more fun experiences with fellow Daisies, this will be a week filled with many winning experiences as they reach the finish line together. 

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Ducktail Olympic Games

Session 2: Super Sleuth

June 28 - July 2

Description:
The Olympic Torch has gone missing, and it is needed to light the Olympic Cauldron to symbolize the beginning of the Olympic Games. This week, girls will learn about the location of the Team Ducktail Olympic Games, practice solving clues to find the torch, look for fingerprints, and investigate to get the torch back in time.

Session 2 Badge(s):
Daisy: Cybersecurity Badges
Brownie: Letterboxer
Junior: Detective
Cadette: Special Agent

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Session 3: CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

July 5 - July 9

Description:
Spark your Girl Scout’s creativity and confidence at Camp Invention® Elevate-At Home this summer! Girls entering grades 1-6 can team up virtually to take on fun, hands-on challenges that will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex, and learning the value of their ideas! A teacher will lead fun, hands-on activities virtually or activities could also be done asynchronously with supported activity guides and a landing page with videos provided.  Either format you choose will help in inspiring your Girl Scout to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas while achieving science and innovation Girl Scout Badges.

A Camp Invention At Home Activity Kit gets delivered directly to your home. Each day your Camp Coach kicks off the day with a live online session. Together you’ll make, create, and invent. The day continues with an afternoon virtual hangout and an opportunity for you to unplug with some screen-free time and activities to try. Each day ends with time online to join their fellow campers and Coach to complete their final daily challenge, collaborate, and share with fellow campers. 

Session 4: Fuel Your Body

July 12 - July 16

Description:
This week, Team Ducktail will learn about the importance of fueling your body properly to make it through the Olympic games. We all know how important it is to eat healthy, yet understanding the why and how it all works is an important step. Welcome to the fascinating world of food science! Girls will learn about the chemistry, physics, and biology of the food we eat through some delicious experiments that ultimately leads the team to the finish line of their own unique creations.

Session 4 Badge(s):
Daisy: Mari Petal (Responsible for What I Say & Do)
Brownie: My Best Self
Junior: Staying Fit
Cadette: Eating for You

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Session 5: CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

Saturdays Only
July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 

Description:
Join us for this four-part series that focuses on what it takes to have calm conversations, and what it means to be a peer support for other girls. How do we work through hard days, and ask for help when we need it? Through a variety of exercises and tool-building, you’ll medal in the balancing act of self-care, learn to be a champion in active listening, do some heavy lifting in emotional intelligence, and have that ready, set, go boundary setting attitude needed to build and nurture healthy relationships. 

Session 5 Badge(s):
Senior: Collage Artist
Ambassador: Coaching

Session 6: Camp Invention RECHARGE

July 19 - July 23

Description:
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to Girl Scouts entering 1st through 6th grade. Camp Invention provides an opportunity to engage in more teamwork, out-of-the-box thinking, and physical fun through energetic and enriching activities. This year Girl Scouts will rotate through different STEAM modules that integrate many key skills and concepts like entrepreneurship, presentation skills, nature-based discoveries, and creative thinking just to name a few. Activities will give girls the opportunity to explore, discover, and achieve while having fun earning Girl Scout Badges!

Leadership In Training: Cadettes only will have a special opportunity to participate in the Leadership in Training program of Camp Invention as they take part in every facet of the program yet serve as an assistant to the instructors and take on a supportive role for participants.

Session 6 Badge(s) & Journey(s):
Daisy: Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Think Like an Engineer
Brownie: Brownie STEM Career Exploration, Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Inventor, Art Creator
Junior: Junior STEM Career Exploration, Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Think Like an Engineer
Cadette: Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Think Like an Engineer, Think Big, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur

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Session 7: Ready, Set, Race

July 26 - July 30

Description:
Olympic athletes are constantly challenging themselves to jump higher, run faster, and think quicker. This week, our participants will be put to the test as they complete different design challenges and create games of their own that everyone gets to try out. Whether they are thinking like an engineer, strategizing a win for the team, or problem solving a set-back, this week builds character, stamina, and partnership in each and every Girl Scout.

Session 7 Badge(s):
Daisy: Daisy Mechanical Engineering
Brownie: Fair Play
Junior: Junior Automotive Engineering
Cadette: Field Day

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Session 8: Arthlete

August 2 - August 6

Description:
Did you know that art competitions were held during the Summer Olympic Games from 1912 to 1952? Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture) for works inspired by sport-related themes. Team Ducktail will spend this week creating masterpieces of their very own. Through the week they will delve deeper into those five artistic categories. Girl Scouts will be introduced to new and different art techniques and applications, explore different styles of art expression and exploration, and also have the opportunity to explore their own imagination and skills by trying their hand at it all.

Session 8 Badge(s):
Daisy: Outdoor Art Maker
Brownie: Painting
Junior: Drawing, Digital Photography, Outdoor Art Explorer
Cadette: Outdoor Art Apprentice, Comic Artist

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