WHAT IS MPE?
The Mojave Primitive Encampment (MPE) is a program for all Girl Scouts in grades 6-9 in the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles council. This program is staffed by parents, troop leaders, and volunteers from the South Bay area. The primitive camping experience provides a week of fun, challenge, and opportunity to work in patrols with girls from other troops.
There are two parts to the program:
1) In-town workshops and patrol meetings that end in an overnight campout ("tryouts"). The in-town workshops teach camping skills, first aid, survival skills, compass, cooking, fire building, safety, knots, and lashing.
2) For those that demonstrate strong camping skills (and a great attitude), a desert encampment during Spring Break. The desert encampment is a five day adventure to the Mojave Desert during Spring Break. (The dates mirror the Torrance Unified School District calendar). The girls hike to a desert oasis of wild mint, nut trees, and wild onions. The days are filled with belayed (roped) rock rappelling and climbing, skills contests, crafts like leather work and rope making, and hiking to the water hole. And every day ends with campfires, skits, songs, and hot chocolate.
Look into this program for a unique and rewarding experience for your daughter. We welcome parents who want to be a part of the encampment program. And please make sure the other girls in your troop - and in your service unit - hear about this opportunity.
To learn more about the program, we have a Spirit Rally and Information Night in November. Come see why this is the wildest Spring Break trip around! You'll see pictures and video from last year, learn more about the program, and see items from our campsite. See the Calendar page for this year's schedule.
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