Scouting — October Memoir Challenge
This is my thirteenth post, for age 13, of the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Anne McLachlan. My previous posts: Baby Speed Eater, Two Tales, Curls, Most Magical Christmas, Kindergarten, Places, Mental Health in 1969, The Boxcar Children, The Little House Books, Too Thin, Four Square, and Curls: Take Two.
I’m surprised that I didn’t find more photos of me in the various scout uniforms over the years. I missed out on Brownies in first grade because the troops were all formed before we moved in November. I wore my little brown dress on every troop meeting day in second grade and third grade, which allowed a short bonding moment with my Dad since he was the only one who could make the little orange tie look right.
The best part of the Junior Girl Scout uniform was the green badge sash that went over the green dress. I loved earning badges. Here I am, in my last year of scouting in a home made version of the badge vest worn by Cadettes.
Were you a scout?
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You look so sweet. One of my daughters was in Brownies. I remember the lovely camps we used to have with the girls once/year.
The only way I could get my daughter in Brownies-too many kids, too few places-was to agree to be a leader. So I became “Happy Owl”. I think I had as much fun as they did!
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