Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Jul 26 1970, Page 14

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 26, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaI Arontt Brit sunday july 26, 1970 Junior and Cadette girl scouts first unit on 500 acres of newly acquired Camp site _ 12 million cookies men to establish first girl scout Camp seventeen Junior girl scouts and eight Cadette have just become a part of what might be called history. They have completed a week s stay As the first members of he newly opened girl scout Camp As yet unnamed in county Between Bennettsville and Wallace. They were there on 500 acres of land living in tents with floors and cots eating in a sturdy building with Green exterior and panelled Interior that they were Able logo boating on an expanse of Cool Lake water All these and other advantages known and appreciated by campers were a direct result of girl scout cookie million cookies have been eaten since the project began in 1956. Mies Carol Hardee of Florence is Field advisor and Camp director. The Camp was divided into units each with two unit leaders and three assistants. The leaders included miss Gail Parker of Hemingway mrs. Pat Pierce of Myrtle Beach who was waterfront director in charge of swimming. Miss Debbie Cooke and miss Margo Lloyd both of Florence miss Martha Chaplin of society Hill and mrs. Mildred Burk who was Camp nurse. Each Day began at ., with hoppers reporting into the dining Hall at these set the tables and got ready for breakfast which was prepared by the Camp and served at At 9 ., the girls participated in what was called unit these included fishing boating and learn ing to use life jackets. At they had a snack followed by swimming until lunch. After lunch was a rest hour followed by planned activities beginning at 3 . Many times these included working on skits that were a part of the night s entertainment. At 5 . The girls had Thier own Cook outs and at the unit activity was held. Miss Hardee had a variety of programs for the scouts teach night. One of them was a Forest Ranger from Bishop Ville who started a fire then asked the girls to put it out he showed How in almost every instance a spark was left alive even after everyone had thought it was out. The scouts made nature mobiles Learned to lie knots Sang they could and hiked. This proved to be a huge saw two Black snakes that intrigued them in Tiey watched an ant Colony move with about 300 ants " single be r was n sentry fashion one guard one ant carrying an egg another guard. The girls watched or a Good 45 minutes and decided the ants were moving into their own another Point of interest discovered by the scouts was that of an Indian Mound. The girls found arrowheads fossilized leaves Clay pipe bowls and what was left of primitive paint pots. They made Archeo logical maps of the area and Drew pictures showing where they had found the articles. They planned to fix a display museum in the Din ing Hall for their findings. Miss Hardee feels that the whole expedition was a very Fine Success. The girls slept four to a Lent and were kept so Busy that homesickness was kept Down to the Bare -.minimum. Her leaders were As enthusiastic As the of i hem staling definitely that she wished she could stay for the rest of the summer. And while there May have been some Irr iting moments caused throughout the past 14 years by the annual girl scout cookie sales at least All who participated either by buying Selling or eating can feel a real sense of accomplishment at what is visible and established As of now. For the future miss Hardee says we Hope to be Able to take care of five More units of soon As More cookies arc sold and the Money comes Story by Frances Ellis photos by Sonny Smith two boats loaded with Happy Junior and Cadette scouts they Are on the Lake which goes with the new 500 acre girl scout Camp in Marlboro county. A late afternoon event at the new girl scout Camp Are from left Kathy Black Angie Winesett Terry Brazier Novella Mey the Flag lowering service always a moving one. Color guard members ers Deanna Hoffman and Sarah Palamara of Myrtle Beach. Stirring Thi ring Tum Diddy during Cook out Florence Scoufis fix their evening meal. From left Mary Dowis anole Smith and Morgo Lloyd platform tents Are Home for four scouts these called themselves the Blue from left Elizabeth Brooks Lynn Rickey and Karen frolic All of Myrtle Bench

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