A Camp of Fire & Knives

2021 Spring InCamporee-In-A-Box

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador:
May 1, 2021

Optional Scouts' Own: Sunday, May 2, 2021

Daisy, Brownie, Junior:
May 22, 2021

Optional Scouts' Own: Sunday, May 23, 2021

SOLD OUT - Option A: $75 - Comprehensive Incamporee-In-A-Box

Your Girl Scout will receive a box complete with *most supplies* needed for an extraordinary day of camp activities. Includes Patch, Shipping, and all Sessions.

  • Excludes common items found at home, listed below in the Activity Session Details.

  • $13 Discount for contactless porch pick-up available in Marysville, Everett, Bellingham, Bothell/Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace Woodinville, Renton/Kent, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Puyallup, Oak Harbor, and Coupeville (for those interested in taking the Port Townsend Ferry Walk - On). More locations may become available.

  • Cash, check, card, GSWW Cookie Dough, and GSWW Financial Aid options available.

Option B: Free - Zoom Only - Procure your own supplies

Procure and purchase your own supplies. Complete lists of supplies needed provided below. Activity selections you choose may be limited by supplies you are able to procure. (Patch purchased separately.)

$3.00 - Additional Patches

Additional patches available for sale!

Priority and Registration Deadlines

Registration is open until boxes are sold out. We expect to sell out quickly.

Option A: Priority Box Registration is held for members of Girl Scouts of Western Washington until April 9, after which Registration opens to all members of GSUSA.

  • GSWW Financial Assistance process must be complete by Saturday, April 10th at Noon for the CSA Boxes and Saturday, May 1st at Noon for the DBJ boxes.

  • Mailed Box - registration is due by April 19th.

  • Porch-Pick Up - registration must be complete by April 31, subject to location.

Option B must be complete by April 31 for CSA and May 21 for DBJ.

For details see Registration, Payment, and Agreements.

Activity Session Details

Complete lists of box contents and supplies needed from home.

Links to where we purchased items included below.

Welcome & First Aid

Master of Ceremonies: Commander Fury
First Aid Lead by:

Items coming in the box:

  • Plastic Box (to hold First Aid Supplies) (some boxes)

  • First Aid Supplies - https://first-aid-product.com/

    • 1 instant ice pack

    • 1 small ace bandage with clips

    • 1 triangle sling badge with 2 safety pins

    • 2 medical gloves

    • 1 packet of hydrocortisone

    • 2 burn cream

    • 2 Neosporin

    • 2 no sting antibiotic wipes

    • 4 bandaids

    • Metal Tweezers

    • Lip Balm

Common items at home:

  • None needed


  • No additional warnings for this activity.

Activities for each level:

  • First Aid Kit and Lessons


Lead by: Spider

Items coming in the box:

Common items at home:

  • The bumpiest potato

  • Red, Yellow, and Green Pencils/Markers/Crayons


  • No additional warnings for this activity.

Activities for each level:

Beginner learning objectives:

  • Basic map reading (N, S, E, W & basic legend/key)

  • Major geographical features on a map

    • water

    • train tracks / roads

    • boundaries

    • green space

  • Basic understanding of a compass

    • can face North

    • understands the needle orienting to N

    • knows the parts of a compass

Intermediate learning objectives:

  • Map reading

    • can identify geographical features, including mountains, rivers

    • route-building

    • orienting the map N using a compass

  • Major topographical features

    • valley

    • peak

    • ridge

    • draw

    • spur

Advanced learning objectives:

  • Map reading

    • use a topographical map understanding contour lines

    • identify a safe and unsafe route between two points

Fire Building

In-person Adult Supervision REQUIRED for this Activity Session.

Lead by: Firecracker

Items coming in the box:

  • Flint and Steel Fire Starter (Magnesium Fire Starter)

  • Steel Wool (Untreated, Extra Fine - 0000 - Walmart)

  • 9 Volt Battery Fire Starter (Kept separate in the box!) (24 Pack on Amazon)

  • Vaseline Fire Starter Kit

  • Large box of strike-on-box matches

  • 2 Tea-Light Candles

  • Additional Plastic Vial Bottle (to hold water proof matches)

  • Aluminum Pie Pan

  • 1/2 cup Borax

  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt

  • Pinecones**

  • Tinder

  • Kindling (5 or 6 pieces coming in the box, Girl Scouts may want to collect more to practice with)

Common items at home:

  • Outdoor or Safe Countertop/Sink space for practicing with fire

  • 2 Separate Containers (example: Bucket or Large Mason Jar)

    • 1/4 Gallon Hot Water & Container - for Borax Pinecones

    • 1/4 Gallon Hot Water & Container - for Epsom Salt Pinecones

  • Gardening Gloves (optional)

  • Scissors

  • Something to stir the fire at the end (perhaps use tent stake from Survival Cooking!)


  • Keep the 9 Volt Battery and the Steel Wool separate from each other. Being close together will start a fire.

  • Prepare a Fire-Safe location for this Activity Session. This could be outside with a bucket of water nearby, or perhaps near or over your kitchen sink.

  • ** Pinecones for any Out-Of-State participants will need to be procured by each family to prevent transporting invasive species across state lines.

Activities for each level:

  • Activities will vary by level, check back for specifics!

  • Sessions are recorded and available for access at a later time for any unfinished activities.

  • Fire Safety

  • Lighting Matches

  • Starting Fires using Matches, Flint & Steel, and Steel Wool & 9 Volt Battery

  • Fire Building Methods: A-Frame, Teepee, Log Cabin Fire

  • Making Waterproof Matches

  • Flame-Color-Changing Pinecones (do NOT use on a Cooking Campfire)


In-person Adult Supervision REQUIRED for this Activity Session.

Lead by: Wombat

Items coming in the box:

Common items at home:

  • Wood for Fuzz Stick (any stick, around the size of a finger!)

  • Plastic Knife (normal plastic cutlery in the picnic and paper supplies at the grocery store)


  • Prepare a Knife-Safe space for this Activity Session. This could be outside or indoors with the ability to make a "Safety Circle."

  • According to GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints, Daisies may not receive a real pocket knife. The High Quality practice knife we are sending is still sharp.

Activities for each level:

(Check back for details!)

Survival Cooking

In-person Adult Supervision REQUIRED for this Activity Session.

Lead by: Wombat

Items coming in the box:

Common items at home:

  • 30 ounce can (empty, label removed) - Must fit provided metal cup. (insert picture)

  • Hot Chocolate Mix to Sip during your Paint & Sip Activity Session!


  • An Adult will need to use their discretion for which parts the Girl Scout or Adult will complete.

    • Punch Can Opener will be required to make many holes in the 30 ounce can.

    • Pouring Hot Wax will be required to make the Survival Stove.

    • Instructions for preparation will be posted on the website before our event.

Activities for each level:

  • Build a Survival Stove with Buddy Burner

Provide from home:
~30 ounce can - empty, with label removed.

We've left the label on so you can easily see sizing.

This can is:

  • 4 inches wide (4-5 inches is fine).

  • 4.5 inches tall (4.5-5.5ish is fine).

  • 29 oz

It doesn't need to be exact.

Paint & Sip for Night Owls

Lead by: Shamrock

Items coming in the box:

Common items at home:

  • 2 Cotton Swabs

  • Paper Plate (or other palette)

  • Cup with water for rinsing brushes

  • Rags for mess


  • No additional warnings for this activity.

Activities for each level:

  • Sasquatch Guided Painting

Theme: Respect Myself and Others

Come with poems, songs, art -- anything beautiful that reflects and celebrates what it is to "respect myself and others" -- to share with this group.

A solemn, reverent ceremony allows for contemplation, connection, and community.

Led by: Nobody

Here are some possible ways to "respect myself and others."

This is a starting point for inspiration, the ending point is for you to say -- how do you respect, honor, celebrate yourself, and others?

When I Am Among The Trees
by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, "Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."

Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson

Start video at 1:02

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.