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GIRL SCOUT SURVIVOR: Minn. camp teaches survival skills

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Most people think of Girl Scouts in sashes, selling deserts -- but one wooded camp in Minnesota is teaching them how to kill their own dinner with a board and a rock.

At Lake Minnewashta, 300 Girl Scouts from the Chanhassen area got down to the gritty business of setting traps and learning to throw an Aztec spear.

Each year, the Chanhassen troop heads out to a day camp. This year, they chose a survival theme so they could learn how to make a fire and fend for themselves when it comes to fare.

The girls even explored a desert area where they were taught to survive without water and many ate insects -- everything from crickets and June bugs down to the less-intimidating mealworms.

There was also supposed to be an igloo made out of 400 milk cartons in the winter survival area, but inadvertent deconstruction followed 8 hours of construction after one of the helpers fell into it.

No electronics are allowed at the camp, and inquisitiveness is encouraged.

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