“Our Cadette troop was walking in Washington, D.C. in the early ‘70s, and the presidential motorcade drove by. We chased it to see where it went and waited outside the post office and were able to get a very close up view of President Nixon. A couple of girls shook his hand!” – Debbie, unknown years
”So hard to pick one memory, but I loved volunteering at COSI Camp-Ins. I think this actually led me to teaching science. My favorite camping memory was our senior troop putting on a puppet show on Drug Abuse…we were all organs! Great message, girls loved it. We had all worked hard to learn our parts and work together to pull it off.” – Traci, 14 years
“My Cadette troop planned to camp at our leader’s home in their field/woods. We built a lean-to and cooked over the fire, sang songs etc. A thunderstorm came through but we toughed it out in the lean-tos. When we got home, my mother was surprised that we didn’t go in out of the storm. She said, “I thought Alice (the leader) had more sense than that!” Rest in Peace Alice Wagner. Because of you I became a Girl Scout Leader!” – Marise, 31 years
“Attending the 1962 Senior Girl Scout Round-Up in Burlington, Vt. And singing at all camp get together. The army set up outdoor showers. We camped in tents, traveled to Vermont by train and were met at the depot by Boy Scouts who helped carry our gear. Many fond memories and many new friends.” – Barb, 50+ years
You can help the girl in your life form lasting memories of camping and having fun by signing her up for one of our resident or day camps. Many sessions still have spaces. Or let her choose another pathway to adventure and friendship by registering her for one of our other great activities.
The exhibit continues through June 1, 2012. Plan to stop by, see the wonderful display of 45 uniforms and memorabilia, and fill out a card of your own! Hours of the gallery are Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
Historic Preservation Committee