Were you a Girl Scout?

Were you a Girl Scout?

The Girl Scouts of Reelfoot Council are preparing to celebrate their 50th anniversary. To capture what Girl Scouting has meant to local girls, the council is producing a book and a DVD, chronicling 50 years of Girl Scouting in West Tennessee.
“If you were a Girl Scout, leader, camp counselor or other volunteer in the last 50 years, start searching your attics, basements, scrapbooks and photo albums. Your pictures, home movies, news clippings and other memorabilia can help tell the story of Girl Scouts in West Tennessee,” organizers said.
These items and memories will help the Girl Scouts of Reelfoot Council show how scouting has enriched the lives of girls and communities throughout West Tennessee.
“Girl Scouts has touched so many lives. We are looking forward to bringing together the past and present participants to really make this project meaningful,” says Denise Allen, executive director and CEO of the Girl Scouts of Reelfoot Council. “Personal memories of our program are where the real story is found and we can’t wait to see what people say and bring to us.”
Written memories and “treasures” can be sent, with a self-addressed return package, by Jan. 12 to the Girl Scouts of Reelfoot Council office at 1007 Old Humboldt Road, Jackson, TN 38305. Items will be returned in the package provided.
Photos, letters from camp, great stories of projects and fun events, tales of the troop, a favorite leader — all of these are needed to create a full picture of Girl Scouts. Send a brief explanation with any memorabilia and include contact information in case there are questions.
Families with multiple generations of Girl Scouts or many members of the family who were active in the Reelfoot Council are being sought to be featured in the DVD. Contact Markieta McCoughy at (731) 668-1122 for more information about how to get your information included in the project.
The DVD and book will be completed in Spring 2008. They will tell the story of how the Reelfoot Council was formed and will highlight all sorts of people and events that have made scouting a fun and enriching experience for generations of girls.
Published in The Messenger on 12.12.07

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