Thursday, September 27, 2012

Girl Scout Reunion 50 Years in the Making


Vermont's WCAX - TV reports that fifty years ago, a farmer's field in Ferrisburgh was full of tents and 10,000 teenage girls.

"What I thought was so wonderful is that there were girls from all over who were doing what I love to do. There was camping and crafts and singing, they sang all the time, and they seemed to be having such a great time," said Barbara Martin of the Girl Scout Council of Vermont.

Each of the 50 states and many different countries sent Girl Scout representatives to a Roundup. It was 12 days of living on the land and learning from one another. Barbara Servis, who now lives in Vermont, came from California.

"And we had the tradition of Spanish speaking and we were called las cacioneres-- the singers -- because we sang all the time. And 50 years later we still sing," she said.

This week, 180 women from all over the world made a pilgrimage back to that farm, what is now Button Bay State Park.