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Have a Safe & Fun 4th of July


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The Fourth of July is finally here! This weekend Girl Scouts will be celebrating Independence Day from sea to shining sea. Whether you’re at camp, the beach, a backyard barbecue or any other fun you may find in between; we hope you have a great holiday weekend! Below are a few tips to ensure you have a safe and super fun time. So, go out there rocking your stars and stripes and enjoy your favorite summer activities!

Our council offices and stores will be closed on July 3-4. 

 Sunblock is your friend
Don’t forget to keep reapplying sunscreen throughout the day. Wear all the red, white and blue clothes you want this weekend but try not to turn your skin red. No one wants to look like a lobster on the 5th of July!

   Fireworks 
Bing. Bang. BOOM! Let the professionals do all the work. There are some amazing fireworks shows throughout West Central Florida, find one that’s near you.

   Sparklers
We know you girls love the glitz and twinkle of sparklers. Before you get this party started, make sure you have an adult present. Hold the sparklers away from your body and others around you. Also, keep a bucket of water handy to extinguish your flames.

   Beach 
Before you run into the surf, make sure there’s a lifeguard on duty. Don’t forget to tell Mom and Dad that you’re going in for a dip. Stay close to shore and try not to venture in water that's too deep.

  Sand Castles 
Please don’t throw sand at others… even if your little brother is being annoying.

  Fire  
Do you like making s’mores over the campfire? Don’t get too close to the open flame. You want your marshmallow roasted, not your fingers!

  Camping 
Before you head out into the wilderness make a checklist of all the supplies you need. You don’t want to get caught in the woods without enough TP!

For more information and other tips on how to stay safe this Fourth of July visit the Red Cross website.