Free virtual camp-out with Girl Scouts Louisiana East

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A family of four is roasting marshmallows outside in their yard.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — Girl Scouts Louisiana East (GSLE) has developed a creative way to deliver the fun of camping to homes across the region. Instead of a traditional camp-out, the group will host a “camp-in” on Facebook – no tent or bug spray required.

The camp-in event will be a series of Facebook Live streams hosted from three of GSLE’s camps: Camp Covington, Camp Marydale and Camp Whispering Pines. Camp counselors will lead viewers in various activities from knot tying to campfire songs. There will be a horse barn tour of Camp Marydale, a banana boat demonstration from Camp Whispering Pines and story time from Camp Covington.

“We are encouraging girls to either set up tents in their yards or build pillow forts in their living rooms before the call,” said director Rebecca Wagner. “Then, we will go through a variety of camp activities through the night, complete with a campfire and s’mores.”

The event is from 5-9:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Attendees should pre-register on Eventbrite. The activity is open to the general public and best suited for those from kindergarten through high school. Registration is free. All registrants will receive an activity packet via email, prior to the event.

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