Roundup 1962 in Pictures

Just after my recent post on Girl Scout Roundups, I saw a collection of Roundup photos for sale on eBay.

No one bid on them, so I snapped them up at the last minute. Even if they aren’t of Nation’s Capital people, they are part of Girl Scout history and should be saved.

There were two dozen black and white snapshots, most stamped “August 1962,” which coincides with the Button Bay Roundup in Vermont.

The seller lives in Ohio, and one of the girls in some of the photos (not included here) seems to be wearing an Ohio State University sweatshirt.

I’ll share some of the photos here, perhaps readers can help with captions?

Whoever these ladies are, they seem to be having tremendous fun.

Next up: What happened to the Roundups?


 

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Photo 1: Pyramid

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Photo 2: Tent city

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Photo 3: Cooking in curlers

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Photo 4: Patrol meeting

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Photo 5: Church

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Photo 6: Is that a goat? No, it’s a calf!

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Photo 7: Crowd shot

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Photo 8: Group shot with hats

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Photo 9: “You can take your hats off, now.”

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Photo 10: Smokey, leave the Pilgrim alone!

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Photo 11: Guitars

 

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Photo 12: Rehearsal

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Photo 13: Helicopter

11 thoughts on “Roundup 1962 in Pictures

  1. Please post this on The Girl Scout Roundup Reunion page on Facebook… The 1965 reunion had a Facebook page also: Girl Scout Roundup 1965.

    Thank you for saving this piece of our history!

  2. These are very familiar looking scenes to me. I have just spent several days ( snowzilla kept me indoors) sorting through all of my pictures. I grew up in Baltimore and my mother worked at the Baltimore Area council office, now GS of Central Maryland. I have her scrapbook with pics of her troop in College Park, MD and some of her days as a counselor at Camp May Flather. Anybody remember wearing a Macy?

  3. These pictures brought back such good memories. This was the first time I had been away from home for an extended time. Remember waiting so anxiously in a telephone line to talk to my family. The comradadie was great.

  4. These pictures bring back wonderful memories of Roundup ’62 to me, also. I think my ID number was 4M0080046, if my memory serves correctly. I remember hearing the vonTrapp Family one evening and the 50th Anniversary festivities; I also still have my straw hat with all the swaps on it… loved being a Girl Scout.

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