For Girl Scouts entering 6th-8th grade in the following fall.

Caddodles is designed to give older girls the opportunity to learn the skills to become Junior Caddies and Caddies and make new friends in the process.

Skills (traits) the girls will learn include: self independence, responsibility, self confidence, and ability to teach.

Girls use council ground/trail tents for sleeping all three nights. The girls are responsible for each other as a unit to progress through each station on time.

Caddoodles is a progressive program:

  • First year Caddoodle Girls will be qualified as Junior Caddies
    • The girls will complete the Program Aide Training which is the same program council offers. They will receive a certificate stating completion and can purchase the pin at the Council Store.
    • At this level the girls will be gaining exposure and familiarity with various outdoor cooking skills such as building a fire, cooking with a dutch oven and box oven, making tinfoil dinners, as well as one pot meals.
    • The girls will be learning many songs, knots, and experiencing the low ropes course, archery, kayaking, sleeping in tents as well as proper care for setting up and taking down the tents.
    • At this level the girls are mostly learning these activities and becoming familiar with them.
  • Second year Caddoodle Girls will be qualified as Caddies upon completion
    • At this level the girls will be gaining more experience with the activities listed as well as gaining the knowledge to teach these skills and activities to other girls.
  • Third year Caddoodle girls will be able to attend a special overnight to sharpen their skills and bond as future caddies.

Our belief is that the girls will be able to learn in more detail and with confidence if they have real life practice performing these skills. The girls will work as a team to learn and teach each other through out their stay at camp.

Activity skills to learn include:

  • Archery
  • Waterfront Activities – kayak
  • Adventure Course
  • Knots
  • Songs
  • Ceremonies
  • Firebuilding, cooking over a fire, using dutch ovens, box ovens, tinfoil dinners, and one pot meals. Clean up their own kitchen and dishes.
  • Knife safety
  • Games
  • Carpentry
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flag ceremony
  • Program Aide training
  • On the spot decision making (life does not always go as planned)
  • Safety procedures in all kinds of weather
  • Confidence to take the lead and follow through with instructions on their own
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