Barely 12 hours after getting home from our Disneyland trip, I loaded up the car again—this time with 6 Brownies plus my co-leader—and headed to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Girl Scout campout! It was 36 hours of nonstop fun, with only a short break to sleep (short or nonexistent – depends on who you ask). We set up tents in the Boardwalk (under the awning of a beach supply store that left its music blaring ALL NIGHT LONG), did a round of mini golf, played unlimited arcade games, traded SWAPS, sang Girl Scout songs and watched a movie on the beach, went to bed at 11 pm, took down camp when we woke up, entered a sand castle contest after breakfast, and then spent the rest of the day riding roller coasters and eating all the delicious fried food on the Boardwalk.We all had SO MUCH FUN! The girls were giddy and happy and cooperative and independent and brave and they loved every minute. The weather was perfect and the beach was just gorgeous. Can’t wait to go again next year! If you have a Girl Scout in central or Northern California, I highly recommend this annual overnight!