Many of the survival and camping skills I learned were thru the Girl Scouts, which celebrate their 95th birthday today.
Juliette Gordon Low, known as Daisy, began with a handful of girls in Savannah, Georgia and the rest is history.
I always loved camp because it was with new girls, who did not yet know me as someone different and strange. It was a level playing field, everybody was a little different.
Does anybody learn survival skills today, unless their parents teach them or send them to Outward Bound programs? We learned to pitch a tent, construct shelter if necessary, dig a latrine, start a fire from next to nothing, purify water, and distinguish edible plants from those that would take your life. I am unlikely to need these in my current suburban life, but I'm glad to know how just in case.
Wonder what kinds of skills we will need for the upcoming generation? I had an opportunity to learn more about computers today, maybe that's more important than knowing how to build an emergency shelter. We will see.
Love and cookies, Girl Scout cookies today,