Steve Shay
A tribute was made to Fauntleroy resident Sandy Beaucage, a 35-year Camp Long girl scout volunteer, and life-long scout. Her granddaughters, pictured, including Shelby Beaucage, 14, in orange, and Kaitlyn Karnes, white balloons, and, far left, Lauryn Karnes. They made speeches in front of over 100 girl scouts, plus parents and other volunteers.

SLIDESHOW: Girl Scouts at Camp Long honor Sandy Beaucage

West Seattle resident volunteered 35 years

Aug. 5, at Camp Long was a night of skits, songs, and celebrations to end the two weeks of Chinook Girl Scout day camp, They also honored Fauntleroy resident Sandy Beaucage, a 35-year Camp Long girl scout volunteer, and life-long scout. Her camp name has been "Sunny." She has been volunteering at this camp for 35 years, and is retiring this year.

She was a leader of cabin #3 for so long that there is a plaque on the cabin with her name. Her daughter went through the camp, and all three of her granddaughters. All were there with her husband, Rob.

Sandy also volunteers on the West Seattle Garden Tour and the Duwamish Longhouse.

"I started in 1975 here at Camp Long," said Sandy. "I did day camps in New Jersey, Rhode island, and Massachusetts, because my husband was in the Coast Guard. My dad was in the Navy. Girl scouts builds a lot of character and people respect their attitude which helps them stay girl scouts. Some have been here since they were pixies, at age two.

"I once woke up with a raccoon on my chest here in Camp Long as a leader. I slept out on lawn furniture. I woke up at two in the morning because I couldn't breath. We just looked at each other and it got off me and went away."

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Sandy Beaucage

I have had the pleasure of working with Sandy at Camp Long, she is the ultimate Girl Scout and recycler and gardener and cookie maker......it goes on.
Anyone fortunate to have been touched by Sandy's kindness and community outreach is better for it.
Her positive, knowlegable demeanor is something to teach and learn.
Thank you Sandy!
Hugs!

West Seattle Resident Sandy Beaucage Volunteers for 35 years

What is that Margaret Mead quote about a small group of people changing the world?? Sandy Beaucage is one of those people with the Girl Scouts in tow! Her input, impact and contribution at Camp Long is unmatched! She has touched the lives of not only girl scouts but staff, Advisory Council members, Nature of Halloween attendees and our annual "Music Cafe" dessert fundraiser. Camp Long remains a "secret -magic jewel" in West Seattle because of her contribution. Thanks Sandy - You ROCK!