trailblazers

Ye Olde Trailblazers Faire 2014 

Camp Texlake  •  September 26-28, 2014

Here Ye, Here Ye! Come to Ye Olde Trailblazers Faire at Camp Texlake on September 26-28th and learn some new skills or improve your knowledge to help you train your own scout dragons.

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 a time to have some fun with other leaders, get motivated for the next year and come home with some inspirational ideas for your troop. It is open to registered Girl Scout adults (female & male) who may be leaders, co-leaders or other troop volunteers.

There are 2 options of enjoyment:

Saturday only

All Weekend  Fri-Sun

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED JOINING US PLEASE CONTACT STACY McGUIRE

Full List of Workshopsclick-here-button4

 CLICK HERE for an overview of classes in grid format

CLICK HERE for a copy of the full flyer

Weekend Schedule

Friday

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

Saturday

  • 7:30-8:45a.m.- Saturday only Check-in
  • 8:00a.m. - Breakfast for weekenders
  • 9:00a.m.-11:45a.m. - Workshops 1 & 2
  • Noon-1p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00-6p.m.- Workshops
  • 6:15-7:30p.m.- Dinner, Investiture/Rededication 
  • 7:30-8:15p.m.- Drum Circle
  • 8:00-15p.m - Party in Dining Hall
  • 11:00p.m.- Lights out, quiet in all Units

Sunday

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

Registration & fees

  • Weekend: $55 includes (friday dinner not included), lodging and showers, four workshops with the option of three additional workshops, Trailblazers patch, Friday evening activities and Saturday evening party. 
  • Saturday: $30 includes Saturday lunch and dinner, four workshops with the option of one additional Saturday early afternoon workshop, and Trailblazers patch.  
  • Trailblazer T-Shirt: $10 additional fee
  • CPR Certification by CPR Resources: $25 additional fee paid to CPR Resources at check-in

Registration deadline: 9/11/14.

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 Stacy Mcguire for more information. 

Want to come to Trailblazers but only interested in a couple workshops? Earn a discount on your registration by serving as a kitchen assistant for 1 or 2 meals. You must have a Texas Food Handlers certification. Contact Stacy McGuire for more information.

Have a question or concern? Contact Stacy McGuire 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 four contest categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Best Girl Scout theme
  • Trash to Treasure (use recycled item)
  • Best Renaissance theme


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 1 treehouse unit to store any belongings, take a rest/nap, change clothes or shower if needed. This unit offers electricity and fans. 
  • Weekend: Participants can choose from climate controlled buildings (have AC - Fauna, Flora, Suncrest), from Treehouse cabins (no A/C - Starlight 2, Tanda) or for a more traditional camp experience, stay in Driftwood Cove (platform tents) or Horseshoe Bend (screened shelters). All beds have mattresses. 
  • Fauna & Flora: 2 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 (total 4 persons per room). One person per room will have to use upper bunk bed. Bathrooms with showers can be found at end of each hallway. Beds have extra-firm mattresses and each room has a ceiling fan. Each building is cooled with a central AC unit and workshops will be held in the community living areas. 
  • Suncrest: Log Cabin Unit has five true cedar log cabins that have six sets of bunk beds in each cabin with a maximum 12 person/ cabin. Up to 6 persons may have to use upper bunk bed. All beds have mattresses and each cabin has bathrooms with showers. Cabins are cooled with window AC units and ceiling fans. 
  • Starlight &Tanda: Treehouse Unit has 8 raised bunkhouse style cabins . Each cabin has seven bunk beds (max 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. Starlight & Tanda are a generally quieter place to stay.
  • Horseshoe Bend: Unit has five screened shelters (similiar to state parks shelters) 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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