First Girl Scout Day Camp held in 1945

Glenview Brownies standing in a field in front of the Huntington barns.  Huntington was a popular place for outdoor activities on the west side. Picture was taken in 1946.

The following tidbit was part of the weekly news in Katherine Messenger’s local newspaper column in the summer of 1945.

"Girl Scout News – 1945: This week brought to a close the first Girl Scout Day Camp to be conducted in Bay Village. The project consisting of outdoor craft, handcraft, singing, and games was met with enthusiastic response from the Brownies and Girl Scouts. A program demonstrating a few of the activities will take place July 4th at 1:30 pm in the valley of Cahoon Park. Everyone is invited to attend."

Many Girl Scout events were held in the valley behind Rose Hill Museum. The pond was used for "crossing over the bridge" from Brownies to Girl Scouts. There was a small park with a merry-go-round, teeter-totter and swings close by. I remember making pads out of red-and-white-checked linoleum squares by sewing them together with leather striplings for seat pads.

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:18 AM, 08.20.2019