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Girl Scouts (left to right) Kayla Demoor and Hailey Smith, both of Lockport, along with Christina Harris, of Homer Glen, cook over a fire using pie irons, box ovens, one-pot cooking and charcoal at the 2019 Service Unit 749 Lockport/Homer Glen Under the Sea Day Camp at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media
Homer Glen resident Anna Crabbe (left) and Jania Kennedy show off the bird feeder craft made out of an orange and twine.
Abraham St Peter, of Homer Glen, plays with homemade slime at the camp. The Girl Scouts allow parents with children ages 3 to 5 and boys an opportunity to volunteer by providing a Pixie Unit and Boy Unit.
Girl Scouts have a number of fun and unique traditions, including SWAPS, which stands for Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere or Shared With A Pal. SWAPS are small tokens of friendship the girls exchange with other Girl Scouts they meet along the way.
Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor
5:00 am CDT July 9, 2019

It is a place and gathering that can best be described as one of constant energy and movement, with units simultaneously working on skills, sharing laughs and bonding under the summer sun.

The latest annual Girl Scout day camp took place recently from June 24 through June 27 at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen, with those campers entering fourth grade and up also having the option to camp out overnight the final evening of the weeklong event.