Monday, September 27, 2010

Three or More Tuesday - Girl Scout Camp - ca. 1959

Camp Brownwood in Texas

It was the first time I had left home on my own and
without visiting grandparents. It was a week full of fun
and meeting new friends. I am pictured in the middle.
The girls on each side of me were so much fun and I was sure we would be in touch for a lifetime.

Swimming lessons were daily and it was my least
favorite thing to do. What I did enjoy were crafts
and games.

This is where we slept. One night a possum climbed
inside and did we ever scream!

We sang the "Johnny Appleseed" song for
the blessing before each meal.
And we learned manners. No one was allowed
to have their "fairies", or elbows .. on the table.
It was so much fun to go to Girl Scout camp.
I do remember though that when my parents
came to pick me up, I was really glad to see them!

Anyone else a Girl Scout or attend summer camp?

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12 comments:

Lori E said...

I went to a camp once. It was awful. We had to swim in the ocean and everyone was getting stung by jellyfish. It was terrifying.
I smashed my foot pretty good and then didn't have to go in. It wasn't intentional.
What an awful place it was.
I knew right away which girl was you.

Julie Harward said...

You were so cute! I just went to our church girls camp for about 3 days..lots of fun. Your pictures remind me of Haley Mills and the movie Parent Trap..you kind of look like her even. :D

A Vintage Chic said...

What sweet memories, Karen! I always went to our church girls' camp for a week every year...now I get to go and be a leader there with my girls each year!

I'm with Julie Harward--your photos really DO remind me of Haley Mills and the Parent Trap!

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!

Julie

Theresa said...

Oh what cute pictures of you:) I went to 4-H camp once and that is all but I really enjoyed it! I remember lots about camp and I remember being happy to get back home:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Karen,
Of course, I was a Junior scout. My Mom was a Scout leader for a few years. Love the vintage pictures!

mo said...

Hi Karen, The first picture is just adorable! You guys looks so groomed for girlscout camp. Are you sure you didn't have personal assistants to help you look so good? (kidding of course) Your post makes me smile as I think back fondly of my camp days as well. Nothing will ever compare to those wonderful experiences and frienships we made. We had a bat in our tent...talk about screaming... Awsome post! *hugs*

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Such sweet pictures and memories! I never attended GS camp although I did attend years of church (all girls) camp and have such lovely memories of that time!

Blessings!
Gail

Kathy said...

Loved your story, The only time I went to camp was in 6th grade for school, I still remember so many memories of it..wish I would have done it more

Apron Senorita said...

LOVE the pictures! I never went to summer camp as a kid. It looks like you had so much fun, even with the opposum in the room. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Yoli :)

Celestial Charms said...

Karen, these photos are priceless. I agree with the other lovely ladies here, that the photos remind me of Haley Mills in "The Parent Trap." So wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Maureen

Pam said...

I went to Brownie camp. I was soooo homesick at first, but as the week wore on I got used to be away from home.

Cindy said...

We use to go to Girl Scout Camp in Mesquite Tx. at a large Farm.
I will have to dig out my pictures.
One year we went to Lake Texoma and stayed..we liked to froze at night..I believe it was a winter like retreat!! brr!! I was in Girl scouts 62-68.

Thanks for Sharing.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham