Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event! The International Camporee will gather Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all around the world to share ideas, cultures, and friendship. Make new friends while enjoying your favorite camp activities and work together to change the world!
Girls are coming from Australia, Canada, England, Ghana, Japan, and Nigeria. Click on a flag below to learn about Girl Scouts or Girl Guides in that country!
This year’s event will focus on “Changing the World – One Meal at A Time!” Girls will learn about nutrition, food sources, and world food supplies, and how they can change the world. A Girl Forum will meet daily and work to contribute to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ position on nutrition – everyone has the right to food. Girls will leave with practical skills to affect change in their own communities.
Favorite camping activities such as swimming, crafts, field games, horseback riding, archery, and boating are part of the fun as girls celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. There are many ways to participate! You can be a resident or day participant for the week-long International Camporee at Laurel, or just come for the one-day International Camporee Visiting Day!
There are still volunteer opportunities available for the International Camporee.
Please see this list for more information.
Individual girls entering 5th grade and older at the time of the event may attend and will be supervised by adult volunteers.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER was July 11, 2012
Girls entering 5th grade and older who wish to participate but not stay overnight may register as day participants! Day
participants must have their own transportation to the camp and can stay
until 5:00 p.m., but may stay later on Wednesday for the visiting day and Friday for the closing celebration! Day
participants will be placed with resident campers of the same age.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER was July 11, 2012
Home Hospitality - Wednesday, August 1 – International participants arrive and go to their Host Family homes. Apply to be a Host Family, or apply your service unit to be a Host Area Group.
Saturday, August 4 – International participants attend special events planned by Service Units.
Sunday, August 5 – Week-long participants arrive at Camp Laurel.
Wednesday, August 8 - International Camporee Visiting Day.
- 11:00 a.m. - Welcoming Ceremony at center stage
- 7:00 p.m. - Campfire and singing at Firefly Circle
Friday, August 10 - Closing celebration.
INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE VISITING DAY
If you can only make it one day, don’t miss the International Camporee Visiting Day Wednesday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m!
This is an open-house event, where everyone from Daisies to Ambassadors, families, alumnae, and Girl Scout friends can meet our international guests, taste international food, and watch stage shows throughout the day. Parking is available off-site Wednesday only with shuttle buses to camp that will allow us to host hundreds of guests! Local restaurants will have food to sample and/or purchase and traditional camp activities, such as boating and sports, will be available.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER was July 25, 2012
There will be no tickets sold at the door.
Registered visitors! Click here for more info including food vendors and parking information!
Transportation to and from the events is the responsibility of the participant.
Volunteers are needed for all International Camporee Events. Click here for an application!
Contact 2012International@gsofct.org for more information. Information about clothing lists, camping space, equipment lists, transportation, deadline dates, swaps, etc., will be provided when available.
You can find a color brochure with attached registration forms here.
The Camp Trading Post will be open to purchase souvenirs.
Celebrate Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary
with our sisters from around the world!