Girl Scout Campout At the White House
The event was the first-ever Girl Scout campout designed to spotlight first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move! Outside” initiative. The First lady, who is also the Honorary National President of the Girl Scouts,hosted fourth graders from five troops around the country, in an opportunity for girl scouts to learn to rock climb, to pitch a tent, to tie a knot, to look through a telescope – and to get to know Obama.
It was not your average Girl Scout campout.There were tents, but instead of the backwoods, they were pitched on the South Lawn of the most famous address in America, the White House.
There was star-gazing which was led by Cady Coleman, a U.S. astronaut who spent two years on the International Space Station.And there was a campfire sing-a-long – which President Barack Obama dropped by to join.
The girls had fun as most of them vowed to never forget the experience.