This morning, girls side woke up to what seemed to be a day like any other; however, little did they know that they were in for a special treat (no pun intended!). As breakfast came to an end, donuts were brought out frosted with the red, yellow, green, and blue Tribes colors, along with the emergence of the Big Chiefs and their drums, signifying that Tribes 2017 had begun! Tribes embodies numerous Scatico traditions, with all the girls divided into four teams— Blazing Arrow (red), Flying Eagle (green), Racing Wind (yellow) and Thunderbolt (blue)—to participate in a competitive series of sports and creative projects in the following three weeks. Soopers (the oldest campers on girls side) lead each team in various events, ranging from aerobics routines and the 50 meter dash, to teaching folk songs and team cheers. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are important components to the tradition of Tribes, and there is no doubt that these teams will transcend its legacy!