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In Pictures: The First-Ever White House Campout
Last week, the First Lady hosted the first-ever White House Campout on the South Lawn, one of America’s most iconic National Parks. Fifty Girl Scouts were invited to participate in the campout, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, that celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service and promoted getting kids and families moving while taking advantage of America’s great outdoors as part of Let’s Move! Outside.
The group, representing Girl Scout councils in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Oklahoma, spent an afternoon of outdoor activities, working toward earning Girl Scout outdoor badges. The activities included climbing a rock wall, tying knots, pitching tents, and participating in orienteering exercises with the First Lady.
In the evening, the President and the First Lady joined the Girl Scouts out on the South Lawn for a campfire sing along. And after dark, Astronaut Cady Coleman and NASA scientists enlightened the girls with amazing stories of space and new sights through their telescopes.
Take a look at the campout in photos:
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