Herkimer Diamond Mines host Girl Scout Jamboree

During the geology filled weekend, the girls will learn about such things as gemology, paleontology, and hydrology.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 11:22 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2019 11:37 PM

HERKIMER, NY – Girl Scouts from all over New York are making their way to the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA Resort for a Girl Scout Jamboree.

During the geology filled weekend, the girls will learn about such things as gemology, paleontology, and hydrology.

The scouts will also have a chance to do some mining of their own and have the opportunity to create jewelry out of the materials they find.

Troop leader Leesa Israel says the girls are learning about more than just rocks and minerals.

“It’s a great bonding experience for the girls. They’re meeting other girls from all over the state. They’re learning to discover new things and how to be independent.”

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