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Juliette's isle 

Camp Texlake  •  September 27-29, 2013

Sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale about a fun adventure...

 

Enjoy island camping and become a castaway for a three day tour at Juliette's Isle Trailblazer event.

Trailblazers is an adult volunteer enrichment retreat weekend designed to encourage, enhance and enthuse Girl Scout adults with a transfusion of scouting spirit. It is time to have some fun with other leaders, get motivated for next year and come home with some inspiration ideas for your troop and service unit. Weekend event is open to all registered Girl Scout adults (male and female) and this includes leaders, co-leaders or other troop volunteers. 

Join us for Saturday only or for the whole weekend (Friday - Sunday)!

Weekend Schedule

Friday

  • 5-7p.m.: Check in at Camp Texlake office
  • 7-10:30p.m.: Activities at Dining Hall
  • 7:30-8:15p.m.: Night Hike Workshop
  • 8:30p.m.: Campfire Sing-a-long Workshop 
  • 11:00p.m.: Lights out, quiet in all Units

Saturday

  • 8-8:45a.m.: Saturday only Check-in, Breakfast
  • 9a.m.-11:45a.m.: Workshops 1 & 2
  • Noon-1p.m.: Lunch
  • 1-6p.m.: Workshops
  • 6:15-7:30p.m.: Dinner, Investiture/Rededication 
  • 7:30-8:15p.m.: Sing Fest
  • 8-15p.m.: Luau Party in Dining Hall
  • 11p.m.: Lights out, quiet in all Units

Sunday

  • 7:30-8:30a.m.: Optional early morning activity
  • 9:15-11a.m.: Breakfast
  • 9:15-9:30a.m.: Closing, Friendship Circle
  • 9:30-10:15a.m.: Unit kapers, clean up
  • 9:30-11:30a.m. CPR
  • 10:30-11:30a.m.: Turn in evaluations

Registration & fees

  • Weekend: $55 includes four meals with two refreshment breaks (friday dinner not included), lodging and showers, four workshops with the option of three additional workshops, Trailblazers t-shirt, Trailblazers patch, Friday evening activities and Saturday evening luau party. 
  • Saturday: $30 includes Saturday lunch and dinner, four workshops with the option of one additional Saturday early afternoon workshop, Trailblazers t-shirt and Trailblazers patch.  

Registration deadline: September 12, 2013. Deadline for refunds and cancellations is by noon on September 12.

Want to earn a discount off your registration fee? You can earn a $10 discount for each workshop session led. Contact Maggie Fowler or Mysti Burgess to see if the workshop you would like to teach is in need of a facilitator. 

Want to come to Trailblazers but not interested in workshops? Earn free registration by serving as a kitchen assistant through the weekend. You must have a Texas Food Handlers certification. Contact Maggie Fowler for more information. 

Have a question or concern? Contact Janet Bunch or Maggie Fowler

SWAPS & CONTEST

Girl Scouts have a long history of exchanging SWAPS - small, inexpensive crafts that you can produce in large quantities. SWAPS represent a memento of a good time as well as a wonderful way to share something about where you are from and what you like to do.
Bring your SWAPS and exchange with others! We also encourage you to enter your SWAP into our contest Saturday morning before 9a.m. by stopping by the contest table in the dining hall. Voting starts 9a.m. through 3p.m. Contest prizes will be awarded at dinner. There are five contest categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Best Girl Scout theme
  • Trash to Treasure (use recycled item)
  • Too Much Time on Hand  (elaborate) 
  • Oldie but Goodie

Meals

  • Saturday only: Participants will be provided with lunch and dinner.
  • Weekend: Participants will be provided with Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast along with Friday and Saturday night snacks. 
  • Drinks offered will include water, lemonade, tea, coffee, milk and juice. Water coolers will be stationed in different areas. No soda will be available at camp so you are welcome to bring you own if you would like. We suggest writing your name on your drinks and storing them either in the Flora or Fauna refrigerators or in your personal coolers.  

luxurious or traditional accomodations 

  • Saturday only: Participants will use Starlight treehouse units to store any belongings, take a rest/nap, change clothes or shower if needed. This unit offers electricity and fans. 
  • Weekend: Participants will be housed in climate controlled buildings (AC) - Fauna, Flora, Suncrest. You can also choose to stay in Tanda Treehouse unit (no A/C) or for a more traditional camp experience, stay in Driftwood Cove or Horseshoe Bend. All beds have mattresses. 
  • Fauna & Flora: Troop houses that offer 12 rooms in each building with each room housing a maximum of four persons. Each room has two single beds and one bunk bed set. Bathrooms with showers can be found in each hallway. Beds have mattresses and bathrooms with showers in each hallway. Each building is cooled with a central AC unit and workshops will be held in the community living areas. 
  • Suncrest: Unit has five true cedar log cabins that have six sets of bunk beds in each cabin with a maximum 12 person/ cabin. All beds have mattresses and each cabin has bathrooms with showers. Cabins are cooled with window AC units and fans. 
  • Tanda: Unit has raised bunkhouse style cabin called treehouses. Each cabin has seven bunk beds (14 persons) with electricity and fans but no A/C. Bathrooms with showers are located in a seperate building between two cabins on the same raised platform. Tanda are a generally quieter place to stay.
  • Horseshoe Bend: Unit has five screened shelters (similiar to state parks) with five beds in each shelter. No A/C or electricity in shelter. Bathrooms/showers are in a seperate building and bathroom has electricity. Unit is in a quiet section of camp.
  • Driftwood Cove: Unit has six traditional GS platform tents with six beds in each tent. No A/C, electricity or window screens in tents. Bathroom/showers are located in a seperate building and bathroom has electricity. Unit is in quiet section of camp with an open nature feel, which is a distance from parking lot. 
  • Males will be housed in one of the Suncrest E cabin. 
  • *Please note that some campers will be asked to use top bunks of beds. You will be asked on the registration form if you can physically use a top bunk bed if necessary. 
  • Fauna and Flora troop houses will require one person in each room to use the upper bunk bed. 
  • Suncrest cabins may require six persons in each cabin to use the upper bunk bed. 
  • Tanda cabins may require up to seven persons in each cabin to use upper bunk bed. 
  • Attendees are asked to honor a noise/light curfew of 11p.m. - 6:45a.m. Those who wish to stay up late or rise early should go to the dining hall. To ensure everyone gets their well-deserved rest, violaters may be asked by Unit Leaders to go home after the third request to honor the noise/light curfew. 

 

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