October 17th, we attended Adventure Day which was hosted for the Girl Scouts at the Fauquier Fairgrounds in Warrenton, VA. We met so many new friends. There were girls there from all over Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and DC. George Bain coordinated a wonderful event and we are so thankful that he included us this year (AND that we were available to attend – finally!).
You may not know that we offer GS Troop appearances in addition to our parties. We love helping troops earn badges with our Azurian twist! Though you might think we just do “princess”… there’s truly something for girls of all ages.
We help troops earn badges and teach lessons based on their chosen theme. For Juniors and Brownies we’ve brought recyclable plastics to share what is recyclable or not in your area, home conservation ideas, and ways to be kind to the environment. We also love the Beauty badges where we teach girls tasteful make up techniques, healthful beauty products to buy (makeup and shampoos free of chemicals), how what you eat controls your overall health, and most of all how to celebrate your own inner beauty. Brownies are taught etiquette and manners from Princess Genevieve. Cadettes and Seniors earn their My Business Plan and Marketing badges by speaking with owner, Jennifer Ayers, about what it’s really like running your very own business. Daisy Girl Scout leaders choose one of our characters for their troops and the little girls love our story times!
A former Girl Scout herself, Jennifer believes the values GS founder, Juliet Lowe, established so rich and needed for each coming generation of young women. She especially loved sharing her Junior vest, her mum’s GS sash, and one of the original GS handbooks from the 1930s with the girls on Saturday. The handbook may be different, but the values Juliet created almost 100 years ago are still relevant today.
Our voices were tired from chatting with the awesome girls, leaders, and families we met that afternoon! It’s a great feeling inspiring these young ladies to get the most out of their GS experience and to show them that you can do anything you set your mind to do.
See more photos from our day on Facebook.