A Good Scout…

Halloween was also the birthday of Juliette Lowe and every good girl scout, past and present, knows who that is!  Last night Irena invited me to her brownie troop meeting, along with some other “elders,” to talk with the girls about what we remembered about being girl scouts.  I told a few stories and brought my “badge sash” but Harriet Hansen had her old uniform, recently found in a box.  She had “her” brownie (her neighbor) put on the uniform and the hat, and I added my sash…voila!

These days girl scouts and brownies wear simple vests over their jeans, tights, whatever.  Here Francesca’s Grandma tells a few stories about her scouting days

at the end of the meeting we got in a big circle and joined hands…girls, Moms, visitors…right hand crossing over left…for the remembered moment in the friendship circle.  The leader said “we are all sisters.”  Indeed.


  1. Cool! I was in troop 60. Jody Heglund’s mother, Ruth Nohel, was our leader until they moved away after 5th grade. The girls in my troop all had late in the year birthdays so our Brownie troop was organized when we were in the first grade instead of second, which was the usual age back then. I still have my uniform, scarf, and badge sash.

  2. I forgot to say that, on a Civil War tour in 2001, on the day we were in Savannah, I played hooky from the group and went to Juliette Lowe’s house. Really enjoyed it, even though they’d put a lot of the uniforms that used to be on display into storage.

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