On my honor, I will try
To do my duty
To God and my country
To help other people at all times
And to obey the Girl Scout Laws.
Ahhh, memories. I have great memories of being a Girl Scout. Although I was never a Brownie because they didn't have them where I lived when I was that age, by the time I was old enough to be a Junior Girl Scout, we had moved to a place with a troop. Some of my fondest and most hilarious memories come from Girl Scout outings - particularly campouts.
Of course, scouting has changed dramatically since then. The pledge above has been rewritten. And the 12 Girl Scout Laws have been compressed into one long one. It still says nearly the same thing, but it's not the numbered list we had to memorize. Needless to say, I don't remember them as well as I remembered the pledge.
I still have my sash with all the badges carefully sewn on as well as my old handbooks. They might be worth something to collectors if I hadn't written in them, but, oh well. My years as a Girl Scout helped shaped who I am now. I just wish my daughter had been interested in joining when she was old enough. She doesn't know what she missed.Today in History: Juliette Gordon Low began the first Girl Guide troop that would eventually become the Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912. The picture above is her birthplace, which is now the National Girl Scout Museum. Where is it located?
Labels: Girl Scouts, Memories, Women's History