Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts! And you can read some great blog posts and articles about the Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Website—Take a look around. Girl Scouts looks a lot different today than it did. They even have a blog! And a Studio where you can go behind the scenes with Children’s Writers.
Juliette Gordon Low’s History Website—Someday I’d like to get to Savannah and see this in person!
I was a Brownie, Junior Scout, and Girl Scout through high school
Some of my favorite memories of Girl Scouts include:
- Mom as Brownie leader.
- Dad and brother coming out to rescue the Brownie Scouts in a storm/flood while we were camping at a big lodge. Dad was awful scared of the woods.
- Cooking with Dad to earn badges—I remember cutting up a LOT of green vegetables.
- Summer camp at Camp Cedarcrest. There must have been a huge thunderstorm with floods every summer I attended, and more than once, I remember being evacuated from the back camp ground to somewhere safer.
- The little brown stuffed bear that got tucked into my suitcase so I wouldn’t feel homesick at two week camp. The same bear traveled on trips with Dad. The bear never worked too well, and I always got homesick
- Getting my temperature taken over and over and over again at Camp. For whatever reason, I always ran a high temperature and when we first checked into camp, we had to be checked. I never passed, and would spend the first three days of camp sitting in the nurses station getting my temperature rechecked until finally they would let me go.
- Tipping the canoe and discovering that yes, you could breathe and talk in the air space under that canoe while in the water
- M and M’s at camp and worrying that raccoons would creep into the tents with wood platforms and eat the M and M’s.
- Eating a lot of peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because the camp food was not good. The peanut butter sat in green plastic bowls on the tables.
- Horseback riding at camp—it was always hot, hot, hot, and there were always flies everywhere. Mmm…maybe why I don’t like horses to this day.
- Becoming a Senior Scout and going to events at the “older girls’ houses who always lived in really nice houses along Spoede Road in St Louis with large, large well-manicured lawns and pools.
- T-peeing our leaders houses—this was a huge event once we got our driver’s licenses.
- Girl Scout Cookies! Mom bought tons of boxes and froze them. But they never seemed to make it in the freezer long. To this day, I still buy a whole bunch of cookies—and try to freeze them……
Were you a Girl Scout? What are some of your favorite memories?