Confessions of a Disney Mom

A blog about family life and a love of Disney

Daisy’s First Encampment Experience

This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching our Daisy troop enjoy their first camping experience (even though we were only day camping).

We arrived bright and early on a chilly morning in time for the flag ceremony.  I think the Daisies really enjoyed watching the raising of the flag and seeing other troops all participating as one.

Waiting for the Flag Ceremony
Waiting for the Flag Ceremony

We then jumped right into the activities for the day.  We started by working on the Daisy Promise Center.  Although the girls had already earned their center, this was great for them to go over the Girl Scout Sign, Handshake, Promise and Law once again.  They made magnets with the Girl Scout Sign, built the promise line by line and also had the opportunity to play a Promise board game.

Making Girl Scout Sign Magnets
Making Girl Scout Sign Magnets
Girl Scout Promise Relay
Girl Scout Promise Relay
Brooke and Izzy playing their Promise game
Brooke and Izzy playing their Promise game
Addison and Chloe playing their Promise game
Addison and Chloe playing their Promise game

Next, the girls completed their first journey, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden.  They learned about planting the seeds for leadership and making new friends along the way. They were able to participate in planting flowers at the camp as well as start their own mini “garden” to take home (Daisies).

Chloe prepping the land
Chloe prepping the land
Addison digging
Addison digging
The girls after planting their flowers
The girls after planting their flowers
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Silly Girls
Silly Girls

Next, was a quick snack before it was time for crafts.  I think we had about four different snack times throughout the day and many bathroom breaks.  We read some more stories from their journey book in the while chowing down.

"I love fishes cause they're so delicious"
“I love fishes cause they’re so delicious”

For the craft, the girls were able to color their own fall bags which will be perfect for their night of trick-or-treating.

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Being Silly Again

Next was lunch time and the girls were thrilled to finally be having lunch.  I swear they are all in a major growth spurt!  I have no photos from lunch (I was pretty hungry too) but we took a few during our downtime.

Showing off their Girl Scout Signs
Showing off their Girl Scout Signs
Izzy reading another chapter form the journey book
Izzy reading another chapter form the journey book

Last but not least, the girls got to try their hand at some camping skills.  I think they really enjoyed these activities but were getting really tired at this point.  First up was knot tying, followed by first aid, the shelter building/racing and we finished up with orienteering.

Knot tying
Knot tying
First aid
First aid
Showing off their bandages
Showing off their bandages

The girls were shown a demonstration once on how to build a shelter.  I was very impressed with how quickly they were able to build this with little help from the leaders and other scouts!

Shelter building
Shelter building
Orienteering
Orienteering

It was then time to head home.  The girls earned their journey badges as well as a fall camp fun patch.  Overall, I think they had a great time and we are all looking forward to the spring. A special thank you to Julie who volunteered to join us!

Ready for the journey home! Great job Daisies!
Ready for the journey home! Great job Daisies!

Sheena

Resort Spotlight: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

My blog post was featured on my agency’s website in which I am blessed to be an independent agent.  Check it out here as well: Fairytale Adventures Travel Resort Spotlight: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Universal Orlando Resort is the place where you step into the movies or take a journey through your favorite legends, cartoon or comic adventures. Like other ultimate vacation destinations, Universal Orlando Resort offers on site hotel options.. Read More

Check out our shirts from our most recent trip!

You know those families that you see on vacation with the matching shirts??? That’s us!!!! We like to create or get matching shirts for our Disney trips for a few reasons.  First, I find it fun to create them and it adds to the excitement of preparing for the trip. Second, it looks really cute in the many photo opportunities that Disney has.  Third, If my child happens to wonder off (or my.. Read More

Sheena’s Inside Scoop: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

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Sandals Royal Bahamian’s Private Island

This will be a quick post. I just wanted to share with you some of my photos from Sandal’s private island located at Sandals Royal Bahamian. #Flatnedi is ready to go too! Waiting on the pier to head to the island. Here we are!! The following photos are from the Spa area of the island…Did you know you can hold your wedding here as well??? Awesome!! Some more overall pics from the island.. Read More

Disney Mom Goes To SANDALS!!!!

It’s not everyday that you get to travel down to the Caribben for a business trip! Not only do we get to visit a beautiful island, we are going to be staying and training at the amazing Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort! I figured I would get starting on my blog writing from the air. You will be noticing a lovely lady photo bombing lots of my pictures this trip.  Nedi was not able.. Read More

Walt Disney World Resort Summer 2016 Refurbishment List

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Summer Refurbishment List So you’re dreaming of your ultimate vacation for this summer to visit the mouse.  I find it’s best to know which attractions will be down for refurbishment while planning my trip.  Disney is constantly building and upgrading various aspects in their parks.  I do not see refurbishment in a negative way.  Sure it stinks that attraction may have downtime when you are visiting, but I’d rather be.. Read More

Agency Scavenger Hunt

This is what happens when your agency sends you on a crazy scavenger hunt in the hot Florida sun!!! Our hunt was focused in the EPCOT resort area (Boardwalk, Beach and Yacht Club Resorts) Here are some of my photos from the hunt (which were posted on my Instagram (sheenadestinationspecialist) Since it was Friday the 13th, I took a quick selfie with Tower of Terror before starting my hunt 🙂 Next up…which resort.. Read More

Disney Mom goes to….Universal

It’s a tough life when your business trip includes staying and playing in the Disney Parks and skipping over to check out what Universal has to offer.  This week, I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to train with the wonderful ladies of Fairytale Adventures Travel for our Spring FAU trip. Here are some highlights from the Universal site visit. So after an early morning, we headed over to Loews Portofino Bau.. Read More