I am launching a new mission for the Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum - collecting and sharing those Girl Scout camps that have gone by the wayside. Most councils have them, old camps that were sold, for one reason or another - leaving behind nothing but fading memories.
Call me a sentimental fool, but there is something special about Girl Scout camp. Yet, every year camps that can't carry their financial weight, are sold off to developers.
I've just completed a new set of webpages devoted to listing Girl Scout camps and showing their patches, pins, pennants, brochures, whatevers. I drew heavily on a list posted at Scouting Links of Girl Scout camps. Now I'm adding in whatever information I have on extinct Girl Scout camps.
While archiving some scrapbooks for my council recently, I found information, albeit very little information, about some old Girl Scout camp such as; Dorothy Belle and Tillicum Hollow that used to be a part of our council's area many years ago. Yet, there is hardly anything known about them.
Let's not lose any more history! If you know of old Girl Scout camps, or have images of pins, patches, brochures, etc - send them in and I'll post them on the website's newest pages of Girl Scout camps old and new.