Friday, April 17, 2009

From the Lake Stitcher

Girl Scout needlework projects

I've parked this link here for my personal edification. I was a Girl Scout in the 60s and 70s. Came back as a leader while in college. And then went through the whole routine again when daughter was a child.

As a child I had great leaders. We did everything. Drama, camping, crafts, cooking. My big childhood regret was that my parents wouldn't send me to Camp Farnsworth in Vermont to the program with the horses. That and that they wouldn't let me go to Disneyland with Rex Trailer...

I wore my tie-dyed t-shirt for years as a swimming cover-up. I can still recite lines from the Purple-Necked Black-Bearded Blatch. This was supposed to be a puppet sketch and was printed in Women's Day in 1969. We acted it out without puppets.

I quilted my first pillow by entirely by hand when I was 11 or so. I cooked an entire 3 course meal outside in the snow and only used a single match. I had a great time in Girl Scouts. What can I say?


lewmew said...

I was a GS and did needlework there too. And led my daughter's troop until swimming came first Unfortunately the program has changed so much in recent years that it is no longer what made it magical.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm impressed with your outdoor winter cooking! I'm not sure I would have gone anywhere with Rex Trailer--haven't thought about him in years. :)