Date: October 3, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager
Sheriff's Office to Sponsor Girl Scout Camporee This Weekend

The Polk County Sheriff's Office will sponsor the Fourth Annual Girl Scouts Camporee at the Flaming Arrow Campground in Lake Wales this weekend, October 6-8, 2000. 

The campground is located on Boy Scout Road, east of Lake Wales off Highway 60. Participating Girl Scouts range in ages from 7 to 18. A full day of Law Enforcement related activities will begin Saturday morning. 

The day's activities will include special demonstrations from Polk County Sheriff's Office specialty units, including Aviation, Marine, Dive Team, Mounted Horse Patrol, K-9, Crime Scene Techniques, Hostage Negotiation, Traffic Control, and the Emergency Response Team. 

After a morning of demonstrations by Sheriff's Office personnel, the Girl Scouts will participate in games and activities with an opportunity to earn awards and ribbons. The evening will conclude with the campfire presentation/awards ceremony and a dance. 

Scout troops can still register for the Camporee! For registration information, please call Sandy Jenkins, Girl Scouts Council, at 688-7648, or Deputy Andrew Williams at 534-0980. 

The media are cordially invited to cover this event which will include many great photo opportunities!

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