BENEDICT, Md. (WUSA) - A group of girls at a Charles County Girl Scout Camp were overcome by Friday's sizzling temperatures and some had to be hospitalized, according to Charles County officials.

The incident took place at Serenity Farm, where the girls began experiencing heat-related symptoms and 911 was called.

12 to 15 emergency units responded to the camp, including two mass casualty units.

Eight of the campers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening symptoms.

A Scout troop leader said the girls who were not taken to the hospital became upset at seeing their friends in distress. She said the reason the scouts were at Serenity Farm was their their old camp had been destroyed by a hurricane.

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