Overnight Trip – Jungle Cat World

We are going to Jungle Cat World for our second (and final) overnight trip of the year!

This will be in April so we haven’t done too much work for it yet. We are keeping it a surprise from the girls until February or so. 

Jungle Cat World will hopefully be a great experience. It is a small zoo with big cats (surprise, surprise) as well as plenty of other animals. It is only about 30 minutes from home and was a cheap $50.00 per person. You can’t really beat that price! 

What is included?

Indoor, dormitory-style sleeping quarters

Supper the night we arrive

Private, after-hours tour of the zoo 

Watching the animals’ evening feeding

Bonfire (we will provide s’mores for the girls)

Classroom lesson on conservation and endangered species 

What’s NOT included?

Transportation (parents to arrange)

* Breakfast the next morning (guiders to provide)

We do have access to a full kitchen to prepare and serve breakfast to the girls.

Our group is able to stay at the zoo for the entire next day without paying another admission. We are going to have the girls picked up at 1:00 so that we don’t also have to organize and provide lunch. We will definitely let parents know ahead of time though, that if they want to bring their other children and spend the day, their Brownie won’t have to pay again.

For this trip, we prepared these forms: SG.1, SG.2, H.2. We already have IR.1 and H.1 for each girl. These forms are available on the GGC website, but you will need to login to view them.

We also prepared a Kit List for each family to know what to pack. Our trip is in early April, and we have to provide the forms in February so we basically told them to pack everything with a little “* weather dependent” note beside half of the items. Depending on the year, it could still be snowing or 20C!

I will post the Kit List in a separate post later today.

Pro Tip: After you print all the sheets and staple them together for each girl, write her name on the top of each packet. Then you know exactly who hasn’t received theirs yet when it is still sitting with your guiding things!

The badges we expect to earn this visit are:

  • Saving Plants and Animals
  • Cookout (for those who missed that meeting)
  • Help our planet

xx

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Winter Camping Kit List

This is the Kit List that we provided to parents for our weekend long trip to Lake St. George in February. I always remind parents to label everything and provide the list with the initial forms, on our unit website (which is private) and send to parents via email.

Outerwear

  • snow suit
  • warm hat
  • scarf
  • 2 pairs mittens
  • snow boots
  • plastic bag to separate wet items from dry items
  • sunglasses

Clothing

  • warm PJs
  • 3 pairs underwear
  • 5 pairs socks (I’m assuming most of us will end up with wet socks at least once)
  • 2-3 pairs pants (again, wet pant legs from outdoor play)
  • 2-3 warm, long-sleeved shirts
  • Brownie shirt
  • sweater or hoodie
  • 1 pair of indoor shoes

Personal Items

  • stuffie (if desired)
  • ear plugs (if desired)
  • toiletries (toothbrush/paste; wash cloth; towel; hair brush and elastics; soap; kleenex; sunscreen; lip balm)
  • There are shower facilities at this location. You may send your child with shower shoes; towel; shampoo/conditioner if desired
  • medications (clearly labelled with child’s name and instructions for leaders)
  • reusable water bottle
  • pillow
  • warm sleeping bag
  • extra blanket
  • bedroll (if desired)
  • book (if desired)
  • personal mini first aid kit (made in unit meeting)

All of our food and mess items are provided at the location we are visiting so parents are not required to send these items with their daughters. Post in the comments if you notice anything that I have missed!