Princess Pat Carved from a Tree

Every camper’s favorite princess is being honored with a new statue in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Sculptor James McMahon is carving the image out of the trunk of a spruce tree.

While we know that the correct lyrics of the popular camp song are not “The Princess Pat lived in a tree.…” perhaps they can be updated to “…carved from a tree”?

, Girl Scout History Project

James McMahon at work on his statue of Patricia of Connaught (



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  1. I will be teaching older lyrics to this song at Songs and Games trainings this or next year. Because that’s the way I learned them. “The Princess Pat, light infantry…”

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