Camp Zama Girl Scouts
Ongoing until 5/2016: Cookie Sales
Ongoing until May 1: Early Bird Registration
April 29: ACS Volunteer Dinner
May 7: Bridging Workshop, Bridging Ceremony, and End of Year Celebration
May 28 and 29: Camping near Mt. Fuji (planning stages, save the date!)
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If you're a girl in grades K-12, you can be part of the largest organization for girls on the planet! Camp Zama Girl Scouts offers a host of activities from Japanese Cultural events, Outdoor Activities, to Troop Events. Early Bird Registration is now open!
Camp Zama Girl Scouts is 100% volunteer run!
Please join our team of volunteers! We need volunteer support on many levels, including Troop Leaders, special event volunteers, and programming volunteers.
Nursing Home Visit: Camp Zama Girl Scouts were joined by their Japanese Sister Scout troop from Sagamihara to help decorate three Christmas trees, sing carols, and also give the residents Girl Scout SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere).
Japanese and American Girl Scouts participate in Halloween Camp
Making Japanese Food & Games
Camp Zama Girl Scouts are fortunate to have strong ties with their Japanese Girl Scout counterparts. The two organizations host each other in different events throughout the year that showcase and share the traditions of each of our cultures.
The New Years celebration was a large event, with 25 Camp Zama Girl Scouts learning how to make gyoza and Temali zushi (ham sushi and fired egg sushi) from their 20 Japanese Sister Scouts. The girls also learned and participated in traditional Japanese games.
Ski Trip with Friends of US Girl Scouts
January 10 & 11 - The overnight ski trip was a time for the girls to ski, play, and make new friends. A small group of Camp Zama Girl Scouts joined 20 Japanese Girl Scouts. The group had two days of skiing at a Nagano Prefecture Ski Resort as well as an evening full of games and activities that brought all the girls together in play.
Nursing Home Visit and Community Service:
One of the Camp Zama Girl Scout traditions is to visit the Soyodai Nursing Home each December to spread a little holiday cheer to its many residents. On December 12th, over 30 Girl Scouts ranging in ages from 5 – 17, sang Christmas carols in English and Japanese to nursing home residents.
"This is an event that the Girl Scouts have been doing year after year,” said Naomi Conner, Camp Zama Girl Scout Leader. “They come into the home with enthusiasm, ready to share some holiday cheer. The staff and residents also gave SWAPS back to the girls in form of origami and treats. It's what the holiday season is all about!"
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About 200 Japanese and American Girls' Scouts participated in the 11th annual two-day Halloween Camp held at Ashigara Fureai no Mura (a Kanagawa Prefecture conference center) Nov. 7 and 8. Japanese and American Girls' Scouts were combined into various age-determined patrols that experienced each activity together- learning and playing together.
Halloween Camp gave Japanese and American Girls' Scouts the opportunity to learn more about each other's culture while also finding a common bond through play and learning. >>Find out more and see more pictures
Furusato Festival: Volunteer Project
Camp Zama Girl Scouts give back, foster cross-cultural relationships at the Furusato Festival as part of a volunteer project. 47 Girl Scouts participated. Pictured above is a Brownie Girl Scout placing a Halloween sticker on a patron at the festival.
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Bon Odori Festival
August 1, 2015
Two groups of Camp Zama Girl Scouts joined in to dance on the stage at the Bon Odori Festival on Camp Zama. 24 Girl Scouts participated in total!
Kick Off Event: Climb Into Girl Scouts
We had a great start to the new year! Girls were able to meet the girls in their Girl Scout level while playing games, climbing the rock wall, and eating great food. Over 53 girls participated in the event and over 30 parents attended the parent meeting.
Camp Zama/SHA Community Garden
Silver Project by Aryana Mithwani
An example of how Camp Zama Girl Scouts do great things in our community. See the video: Community Garden Video.