Books on Girl Scout history

Girl Scout history, Girl Scout History Project

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Girl Scout history, Girl Scout History Project
Kelly WP Rockwood

Located in Potomac, Maryland, just 13 miles from Washington DC, Rockwood National Girl Scout Camp operated from 1938 to 1978. Around 12,000 Girl Scouts visited Rockwood each year. The girls toured Washington, made new friends, sang songs, and toasted millions of marshmallows. 

When Girl Scouts of the USA announced that Camp Rockwood had been sold to a residential developer, a grassroots movement began to preserve the camp—to Rescue Rockwood. Eventually, nine Girl Scouts successfully sued to block the sale.

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.

Available at Amazon

Girl Scout history, Girl Scout History Project
Arcadia Cover

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital

Follow the first 100 years of Girl Scouts in the nation’s capital in vintage photographs.

Arcadia Publishing, 2013
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers. 

2 responses to “Books”

  1. I attended Camp May Flather for six years from approximately 1951 to 1957. Today I was looking at old photograghs that I had taken during those summers and wondered if you would like me to send you copies of them. I can be reached at or 415 647-2042. I live in San Francisco and have wonderful memories of Camp May Flather.

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