Written by Dale McRaven
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Paton Price
Original Air Date: February 11, 1972
Keith and Danny walk into the garage to find Shirley and Laurie digging out bedrolls and camping gear. Since Chris and Tracy are spending the weekend with their grandparents, the girls have decided to take off for a weekend of camping and hiking in the wilderness. Neither of them have ever been camping, so Danny and Keith are more than just a little worried. They try talking them out of it, but the girls are determined. Danny calls Reuben but by the time he gets there, Shirley and Laurie have a 15-minute head start, so the self-appointed "rescue squad" decides to follow them.
When the get to the woods, they follow the girls at a distance -- staying off the path so they won't be seen. That night, Shirley and Laurie relax at their campsite and have dinner while the guys watch. The heroes realize they forgot to bring food and blankets and all three are scratched, cold, hungry and tired, but they make it through the night.
When they wake up the next morning, Shirley and Laurie are already gone. They decide to head back to the bus and Reuben insists on leading the way. After going around in circles most of the day, they realize they're lost and start yelling for help. Shirley and Laurie, of all people, come to their rescue. To add insult to injury, the boys were no more than 50 yards away from a Girl Rangers Lodge!
"I'm On My Way Back Home," music and lyrics by Jack Keller and Bobby Hart (on Sound Magazine)
Girl Scout --------------------------------------------- Cindy Henderson
- Cindy Henderson was the voice of Wednesday Addams on the animated "The Addams Family."