Are you one of the AHG leaders that loves camping? Does it make your heart race to think about sitting by the campfire roasting marshmallows under the starry night sky? Or do you cringe at the thought of having dirt everywhere and trying to get the smell of smoke out of your hair and clothes? Either way outdoor skills and camping are an important part of the AHG experience.
In order for a Pioneer or Patriot to earn the Camping merit badge, which is required to complete their Stars and Stripes, they must camp for 12 nights. These begin accumulating when they cross over from Explorers. Often times the girls are working on this requirement without actually thinking about it. But it is important that records be kept so they receive credit.
I have given each girl in my unit the following handout.
If you would like a copy of the page, right-click on the picture above to save a pdf version.
NOTE: The text requirement has been greatly simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.