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Girl Scouts use navigational skills to find Pokémon characters

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Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington Courtesy: Girls Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

Girl Scouts in Oregon and Southwest Washington, like many kids, are getting involved with Pokémon GO. But they are doing it in a different way.

Campers at Camp Arrowhead in the Columbia River Gorge are using only maps and compasses to find hand-drawn pictures of their favorite Pokémon characters.

Camp officials said the idea came from the camp’s counselors-in-training (CITs), who range from ages 14 to 17.

The CITs are familiar with the digital game and create story scenarios, courses and Pokémon drawings for the girls to find in the wilderness.

The CIT director said the game has been a huge hit, and it has taught the girls important navigational skills as well as improved their sense of direction and decision making abilities.

Learn more about the Girls Scouts at GirlScoutsOSW.org. 

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