Posted by: Debra LaValley | February 7, 2010

February 7, 2010

Penacook Girl Scouts

I have been looking through my photos and I came across this scan. My mother is the girl on the left. I spent many years in Girl Scouting. I was even a Senior Girl Scout and quit in my Junior year (If I remember correctly). I have many found memories of camp especially. I always loved camping, and we really roughed it with tents with no floors and “wiffies” instead of outhouses. Those were the days! Of course, now I require plumbing when I go camping and at least an air mattress (only if I plan to stand and walk the next day LOL). My mom was a Girl Scout leader for many years as well. I never see uniformed Girl Scouts any more. I know there must be Girl Scouts around – since I have seen the Girl Scout Cookie order forms. My favorites are the Samoas and the Thin Mints (one sleeve is a serving). I would imagine that the Girl Scout numbers have decrease significantly over the past 40 years, which is a shame. Scouting was a great experience!


  1. Like you I was a Girl Scout from Brownie thru Senior Scout. It was one of the few things I could count on being the same when we were transferred from base to base so often. I remember your mom being my camp leader one summer. I think it was at Bear Brook. You were one of the older girls who got to camp farther out in the woods. I was so envious. We all took the bus from the Square in Penacook each morning. I can remember singing songs from Hair on the bus. You brought back some memories for me, Deb.

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