It’s time to finish the saga that was The 1982 World’s Fair Trip™! After thinking through it, I probably could have just added this post to the original one because there’s not much to it. But I couldn’t think of the name of the waterpark featured in this post at the time, and I wanted to go on and publish what I had. It had been lingering out there for a couple of weeks. This memory has nothing to do with Girl Scouts, so feel free to skip it unless you’re interested in another probable self-absorbed post. Read more »
(h/t to Lois Graves for sending this to me!)
Did you know Camp WaBak has its own song? It was written by Jean (“Happy”) Ligon in 1968:
Song of WaBak
Back in the hills is a camp we know
It’s been there long and we have learned to know
It’s a place to learn, to love, to grow.
Shining sunlight greets the day;
Rain may come, but clouds will blow away
And sun will smile as campers play.
WaBak, WaBak, where the wind blows free;
WaBak, Camp WaBak,
It’s a home for hearts, for you and me. Read more »
The other day, I was going through some boxes of my stuff up in the attic and came across the notebook I took with me on our Trip Out West™. So as a follow-up to my “Kids These Days” post, I just wanted to post some examples of what you do when you’re stuck in a van (not down by the river) for eight or nine hours a day before the days of portable DVDs, cellphones, and tablets: Read more »
Did you know Camp WaBak’s cabin sites are named after former GS badges? Read more »
I never got to go to an overnight camp growing up, but I did attend a few day camps during my time as a GS. We usually spent the night on Friday, but I never did have the full blown camp experience.
Note: This recollection is based off of thirty-something year old memories. The details may or may not be fully factual with what actually happened, but I think they are pretty close! 🙂
One of my favorite day camps was the one held in 1983 at UGA’s Whitehall Forest by the Northeast Georgia Girl Scout Council. I attended it along with a few of my troopmates if I remember correctly – Jenny being one, perhaps?
I’m just going to assume it was her. Let’s go with it, shall we? Edit: I talked to Jenny and it WAS her! Read more »