Similar to how girls at resident camp are with their units all week, those who attend Camp Piperwood are sorted into groups by age and every group is given a name that corresponds with the camp’s theme.
For 2019, Camp Piperwood has the theme of ‘Explore More’ and the camp staff wanted to choose powerful female role models that relate to exploration. Each Girl Scout level pulls from a different area, whether fiction or non-fiction.
The Daisy groups are named for TV and movie characters:
- Dora the Explorer
- Kim Possible
- Velma and Daphne from Scooby Doo
The Brownies are literary themed:
- Cam Jansen
- Babysitters Club
- Nancy Drew
- Ramona Quimby
- Trixie Belden
- The Sisters 8
The Juniors are scientists:
- Jane Goodall
- Madame Curie
- Rachel Carson
- Sally Ride
- Mae Jemison
And the Cadettes are named for historical leaders and explorers:
- Harriet Tubman
- Bessie Coleman
- Nelly Bly
Those doing ropes are Amelia Earhart.
Each week, all the girls who come to Camp Piperwood sign a Kindness Contract with their group. These documents serve as an agreement between groups that they will treat each other, their counselors, and the other campers with respect.
Beyond others they interact with, these contracts are also about ways to be respectful to themselves and a reminder to always treat themselves well.
Check out some of the Kindness Contracts from this year!