Last week, nine Girl Scout Cadettes through Ambassadors took on their next adventure as Girl Scouts during the 2022 Norfolk Camp Fury session in partnership with Norfolk Fire and Rescue! During the week-long session, the Girl Scouts were challenged through learning lifesaving skills and techniques alongside real Fire and Rescue professionals! Along with vehicle extrication, fire safety, and first response skills, they were also guided through rappelling at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, part of Nauticus in the Waterside District of Norfolk, VA.
Camp Fury, which has been held for several years, is all about gaining leadership skills and confidence, giving girls the opportunity to learn hands-on lifesaving skills and techniques under the guidance of female firefighters and EMTs in roles society may deem “non-traditional.” Nichole Collins, City of Norfolk Master Firefighter, helped organize the 2022 program in Norfolk and worked alongside the girls during the five day camp full of adventures.
She said, “By exposing girls to situations that they may not be totally comfortable with, they’re able to make decisions for themselves and see the results of those choices. It might seem scary at first, but by the end, they’re so proud.”
The camp session was concluded by a graduation ceremony at on July 1, 2022 where the nine Girl Scouts were recognized for their perseverance and accomplishments throughout the week.
Girl Scouts in Troop 1014 wanted to help the Virginia Enmeier Program Center.