With record low temperatures across the country, I’m sure you are all wondering what Girl Scouts do in the winter. Admit it.
That simple question is the theme of the current Archives and History Committee display at the main office of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital at 4301 Connecticut Ave NW in Washington, DC.
The answer? Lots!
Keep Toasty Warm
Girl Scouts have long had many options for frosty fashions. And if they have nothing in their closet, they will knit something themselves!
Personally, I’ll stick with lodge camping in the winter, but some hardy souls will still pitch their tents in the snow.
And let’s not forget the brave troop that was rescued by helicopter from Camp Potomac Woods after a surprise snowstorm in 1958. Here they are after arriving at Ft. Belvoir.
Earn a Badge
There have always been badges appropriate for winter time.
March in a Parade
Holiday parades, Martin Luther King Day parades, Presidents’ Day parades, Girl Scouts take part whenever asked. And every four years, there is a presidential inauguration to take part in.
Enjoy Tasty Treats
Bake cookies, decorate gingerbread, sip cocoa, or try a cookie-flavored coffee pod and creamer.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will distract us from a cookie booth.
But the absolute best part of the exhibit? New lights.
Finally, everyone can see the treasures on display!
©2019 Ann Robertson
5 thoughts on “Winter with the Girl Scouts”
Thank you, Ann. I have a sled that was Aunt Daisy’s according to my grandmother.
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OMG!!! I tried to borrow an antique Boy Scout sled for this display, thinking it would be very cool. I think you’ve topped that!
I have fond memories of winter camping with my GS troop (troop 350 North Haven,CT) in the ‘60s. We used a camp with a lodge. But we slept directly on the concrete floor; the only heat was from the fireplace. And of course the latrine was a bit of a walk away. Good times!
My troop 629 in Rockland County NY winter camped at Camp Addison Boyce in the late1960’s. We slept in the large log cabin , heated and cooked with the fireplace and trekked outside to the latrines. It was so cold that I remember spending the weekend in my snowsuit!
Shout out to Lenni Lenape Council in NJ for their Winter Skills day at Camp Rickabear in the 1980’s and 1990’s which both my daughter’s enjoyed as Brownies.