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Be All
That You Can Be!

Give each sleeping and meeting area a name relating to bees, or the army. Give leaders and youth leaders nicknames relating to whichever theme you chose.


Betty Buzz, Aunt Enna (she has all the info), Queen Bee (Camp Director), Honey Hive (food prep or eating area), Clover Craft, Deseret Dorms (sleeping quarters), Honey Comb, Drone Duty (cleaning latrines, dishes, etc.)

Awards: The Bee's Knees (for doing something terrific), Honey Sweet Service, Deseret Industry Award (for hard work), Honeycomb (for amazing hygiene during camp), Buzz (loudest girl, camp, sleepiest, stay up the latest--you choose), Girls can earn stripes for various things,


Call sleeping areas barracks, Mess Hall (for food area), give leaders army titles, focus on being in the Army of the Lord. Theme Song: To Bring the World His Truth or Onward, Christian Soldiers

Awards: Purple Heart (for especially commendable service), girls can earn stripes for various things, Camp medal of honor,

(For more Army Ideas, see BOOT Camp at )

First Aid--Be Prepared, Be Safe

Camp Mottos to put around camp--Be Cheerful, Be Friendly, Be Helpful, Be Yourself, Be an Example, Be Your Best

Distribute a booklet with questions about being your best on each page for journal writing.

Possible questions:
What kind of girl am I?
What kind of woman do I want to be?
What kind of wife do I want to be?
What kind of mother do I want to be?
What am I doing to be healthy, to be spiritually prepared, to be more righteous, to be a peacemaker in my home, to study the scriptures?
What are my strong points? What do other people compliment me on?
What are my weaknesses? Where can I improve?

Crafts (for more crafts, see Craft Ideas)

Learn to dry and preserve flowers. Use the dried flowers to make flower arrangements, or to decorate journals, jewelry boxes, etc.

Make a Title of Liberty

Decorate smooth rocks to look like bees. Use yellow and black paint for the body with accent colors of white, red, blue, etc. Have black pipe cleaners for antennas and legs. Stiffened mesh would make good wings. Also, craft stores might sell fairy wings made out of mesh and wire. Or decorate the rocks to look like ladybugs, grasshoppers, or crickets.

Games and Skits (for more ideas, see Camp Games and Skits)

Make up a line dance based on a bee telling others at the hive where the flowers are--show it off at the next youth dance!

Act out the story of the Brother of Jared--they brought with them Deseret (being interpreted, the honey bee)

Do a 60's skit starring our favorite Young Women's hairdoo, the Beehive!

A despondent bee roams around a garden, wishing to be like Butterfly, Ladybug, Dragonfly, etc. She learns about her individual worth--she is special because she can make honey.

What's the latest buzz? Tell deliciously silly camp rumors

Play operator (also known as telephone--whisper a phrase through a line of people and see if what the last person heard was what the first person said)

Have a Kazoo competition (or play songs on combs)


Have a mock army obstacle course set up in a field

Reenact war scenes in the Book of Mormon

Learn to identify edible flowers, roots, and other vegetation

Have a honey taffy pull

Learn to dance in 50's/60's style (be-bop)

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