A Huge Snowstorm and a Very Brave Girl Scout

We’ve have the biggest snowfall Washington, DC, has seen in four years, but today’s storm is only about half of the 28 inches that fell on January 28, 1922.

I recently found a new (to me) photo of Helen Hopkins Zelov, a co-leader in Lou Henry Hoover’s Troop 8 who helped guide rescuers to survivors of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapse.

Helen Hopkins Zelov, a co-leader in Lou Henry Hoover's Troop 8, helped rescuers locate survivors of the Knickerbocker Theatre disaster.

Her bravery inspired Carolyn Caughey to donate her Rockwood estate to the Girl Scouts.

Zelov Medal 1

GSUSA letter to Helen Hopkins Zelov.

Zelov Medal 2