Participants will attend a camp at the National Girl Scout Center, in Togakushi, Nagano Prefecture. This memorial camp with Girl Scouts of Gunma is a chance to experience Girl Scouting in Girl Scouts Japan’s 100th year, and the 70th year of the Gunma Council.
Togakushi is a mountain village famous as a ‘power spot’ in Japan, with a famous series of shrines in its mountains. The village sits above Nagano city and is valued as a slightly cooler retreat from the plains, due its altitude of 1,200 metres. Togakushi is also the home of the Togakure (hidden door) Ninja Movement, and is famous for its soba (buckwheat) noodles.
GirlGuiding NZ members will be hosted on a homestay in Gunma at the end of the camp. There is an opportunity to discuss spending a few days in Tokyo as a contingent, exploring the old and new of one of the world’s greatest mega cities. We already have an experienced Japanese speaking contingent leader selected for this event.
Dates: Camp 21-24 August 2020
Homestay 24-26 August 2020
Girl members: 15-18 years of age (at time of camp)
Leaders: 1-2 leaders (dependent on girl numbers)
Camp cost: 30,000JPY (approx. NZD 420)
(including expenses for camping and staying in Gunma (including meals), and transportation fees from airport to Gunma)
Airfare cost estimate: NZD 1,600
International scarf: NZD 30
Admin fee: NZD 200
Tokyo add-on, spending money and incidentals not included in estimates above.
Application closing date: 28 February 2020
To apply, complete the relevant form found here.