Camp WaBak’s Beginnings

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Last Friday, I visited the Greenville Main Library in the hopes of researching Charles H. Yates, a man who was a very kind benefactor to the Girl Scouts.  The Yates Lodge at Wabak is named after him.  When I arrived at the library, I found out that The Greenville News archive is only indexed from 1990 to the present.  Uggghhhhh… and there went my plans for cross-referencing Charles H. Yates and Girl Scouts.  I’d have to know specifically which issue I wanted to look up or at least have some kind of date to go by.  Read more »

Hooray for Hollywood and 2017’s Cookie Memes

In what seems to have turned into a tradition, I present to you 2017’s cookie memes!  I have to admit – I was a little unmotivated this year.  I think it’s because I churned out so many last year.  But sometimes you have to just plunge yourself into a project, and once I got going, I was able to knock out a few.  I won’t do as many as I did last year, but I will be adding to these from time to time I’m sure.  This year I’ve got a “Hooray for Hollywood” theme.  As always, you are welcome to share these.  I’ll be also posting them on my cookie meme Pinterest board at some point.  Don’t miss page two!  Read more »

Choosing a Troop Crest

I couldn’t find this online all in one place except for a PDF from the San Diego council, so this is shamelessly borrowed from them.  I added the graphics.

Choosing a Troop Crest

In the early days of Girl Scouting, troop crests were used to identify a troop. The rapid growth of the movement soon made numbering necessary, but troop crests were kept as a symbol of a troop’s goal or main interest. Today, troops should think carefully about the crest they choose. It should have a special meaning to them, one they can pass along to new members each year. The symbol can be used on a troop flag or to mark troop equipment. Every member should know what their crest is and what it means.  Read more »