Camping at Sherando Lake, 1951

This week I have been looking through boxes of scrapbooks, binders, and photo albums donated to the Nation’s Capital archives by the family of Jean Boyer Porter.

, Girl Scout History Project

Camping permit for Sherando Lake, VA (GSCNC Archives)

Jean joined the District of Columbia Girl Scouts in the mid-1930s and stayed active for the next 70 years. She also apparently rarely threw anything away. I’ve found kaper charts and shopping lists going back to the mid-1930s.

 

, Girl Scout History Project

Grocery list for trip (GSCNC Archives)


My favorite (so far) is this trip to Sherando Lake in Virginia, August 4-12, 1951. Troop scribe Nancy Brown documented this weekend:

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Fortunately the written account explains that the Senior Girl Scouts found a group of Boy Scouts camping nearby. Guess that’s not Girl Scouts swimming topless in the Sunday August 5 picture!

 

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3 thoughts on “Camping at Sherando Lake, 1951

  1. Delightful!  I wish all this was prepared in book form.  It’s something I would buy on Amazon!  

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  2. Greetings! I’m actually a Boy Scouting historian and my council operated a camp there in the 50s. As you’ve digitized the record already, is there any chance I could talk you out of the hard copy? I’d love to have something like this to be able to talk a bit about the camp, and would of course be happy to make a donation to your council/effort in exchange for it. Just let me know! Thanks so much!

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