Sunday, July 10, 2016

GaGa Pits Donated to Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois By Steven and Teresa Bushong

Girl Scouts enjoying the new GaGa Pit during Effingham Day Camp
Steven and Teresa Bushong have made a generous donation to install GaGa Pits at Camp Wassatoga, Camp Torqua and Camp Butterfly.

GaGa is a game similar to dodgeball that is played with one ball in a octagonal court with a fence or short wall around it. Players hit the ball at each other with their hands, and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the knee. They are also out if they cause the ball to leave the playing area, if they hit the ball twice in a row or if a ball they struck is caught in the air.  The winner is the last competitor left in the pit.

“We decided to donate money for the GaGa Pits because we have seen firsthand how much fun kids have playing in them,” said Teresa.  “The girls will enjoy playing the game so much that leaders will have a hard time convincing them to do something else.”

Teresa Bushong is also Director of SU 211 Day Camp at Camp VanDeventer in Waterloo, while Steven is a Unit Leader. “Camping is in our blood,” Teresa said.