Northwest NEWS

July 1, 2002


Weekly fire drills planned at Carnation Girl Scout Camp

CARNATION ĐGirl Scouts are well known for always "being prepared" and fire drill practice is a necessary safety step for Girl Scout summer camp. When Camp River Ranch in Carnation is in session from June 26 to August 20, local residents may hear a fire siren between 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. every Monday.
   This emergency procedure prepares girls in case of a fire or other emergency during camp session. It is also a safety requirement to meet American Camping Association certification. The signal is a constant tone running from one to three minutes, different from the local flood signal that has an alternating high-low tone.
   Contact Margie Culbertson Blue, Camp River Ranch director , with questions at (425) 333-4553.
   Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls and serves over 3.5 million members nationwide. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, girls grow courageous and strong, while building character and skills for success in the real world. Locally, Girl Scouts serves nearly 18,000 girls ages 5 -17 in Northwest Washington, who have already discovered the fun, friendship and power of girls together.