At very long last, my Girl Scout history book, Rescue Rockwood, has been released!

Between 1938 and 1978, a half-million people visited Rockwood, the Girl Scout national camp in the nation’s capital. When members discovered it had been sold to developers, nine local Girl Scouts sued GSUSA to save their treasured gathering place. 

Packed with photos and eye-witness stories, Rescue Rockwood traces the development of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Girl Scouts of Washington DC alongside the drive to preserve Rockwood.

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Rescue Rockwood Cover

Amazon has both paperback and e-book/Kindle versions available.


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Girls hang a sign at Weston Lodge

5 responses to “Rescue Rockwood: New Girl Scout History Book”

  1. Margaret Seiler Avatar
    Margaret Seiler

    Congratulations Ann!

  2. Thank you for sharing your research with the world. Congratulations on the new book.

  3. Michele Weilnau Avatar
    Michele Weilnau

    Can’t wait to read it, Ann! What’s your next book?!? Congrats, Girl Scout!!

  4. […] razed Weston Lodge after the camp was sold in 1978. However, the name and the connection continue, with one of Rockwood’s three […]

  5. […] I recognized Dawe’s name immediately from the 1953 campaign to purchase the childhood home of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. She also sent a letter opposing the sale of Rockwood National Girl Scout Center. […]

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