Girl Scouting In Culver
The history exactly is unknown at this date tho I have some sketchy details.
22 Jan - 1941 - A Brownie troop, the junior organization of the girl Scots, will be organized Jan. 22 at the Scout cabin under the direction of Miss Knowlton and Miss Lucas.
It was noted that Culver 's girl Scout program always had the distinction of being Scouting service Unit 1 as it was the longest continous girl Scouts program in the northern Indiana Association. It was one of the few that
was intact before,
dduring and after world war II.
It was active as early as the late 1950's.
According to Sherrill (Edgington) Fujimura that shortly after he Wesley Methodist church was built the Girl scouts meeting were transfered to the basement of the church circa. 1956. Violet Overmyer and Ruth Shanks (also long time
teachers in the Culver High School) heade dup the Culver Girls Scouts during the era. Pit (McGaffey) Birk remembers Victoria Newcomnb and beatrice 'Bea' Phelps being troop leaders during 1955-6.
scouting was Active during these years - girls active were Karen Wynn & her sister, Jackie & Jam Welsh, Karen Long
Mrs. Jack B. Spencer, 416 lake Shore drive, Culver ...was among 3,000 women who attend the nov. 11 to 12 great
lakes regional conference, girls scouts of the U. S. A. at the conrad Hilton Hotel in chicago. Theme was of the
confrence was 'girl scouting - A promise in action'...Mrs. Spencer is known among the local Girl Scouts as a devoted and
dilgent worker in their behalf.... The Culver Citizen — Nov. 18, 1964
Mrs. Welsh announced that the Cadet Scouts are joining the Senior Scouts for riding lessons at
Ced White's Dude Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 5. Any girl who would like to take riding lessons with us
may do so by contacting Mrs. Larry Welsh, Viking 2-2107. Each lesson is $1.00 - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY, 4, 1965
Girl Scout News
By Nancy Heichloy
The Girl Scout Troop of the Culver Methodist Church is invited
to attend the Culver City Club meeting at the State Exchange
Hank Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, to hear a
speech about our nation, "America." We want to thank the Culver
City Club for inviting us and I know we will enjoy it very much Feb. 4, 1965
Girl Scout News BETTY CIHAK
Girl Scout Troop 148, along with troop leaders, Mrs. Larry Welsh and Mrs. Anton Cihak,
went, to The Culver Inn Wednesday, Jan. 20, to see the Mexican Art Exhibit by Mrs. Margaret
Greene. It was very s interesting and enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, officers elected for the second half of theyear were its follows: Linda Osborn.
president; Joy Borg, vice president; Pam Scott, secretary; Jackie Welsh and Betty Cihak, reporters.
Girl Scout Troop 52 has had a meeting with all the Patrol leaders, assistants, and the Scribes
We are discussing having "Scout's Own" for the Brownies
I We are practicing for it. Mrs. James Davis is assistant _ leader Mrs. June Spencer. We
are very happy to have her - us. - feb 16 1965
Girl Scouts Begin Year's Activities
It is time to jump for joy, girls. The time has finally arrived for
Girl Scouts to start again. For many it has been a busy summer
of scouting activities with Day Camp, Established Camp, and
The first Culver neighborhood meeting disclosed many exciting
plans for this year of scouting, including cookouts, parties, and
many interesting activities.
All troops, except 14S, will begin meetings, Monday, Sept. 20,
at the Methodist Church, after school until 5:30 p.m. All dues
will be 10 cents per meeting. Troop 148 will begin meetings
on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Troops 273 and 27S, not having leaders, will have organization
meetings until permanent leaders have been obtained.
Help! Help! HELP!
Our Girl Scouting program needs help of all kinds! Leaders,
and co-leaders are needed for Brownie Troops 273 and 278
Troop committee niembers_are needed for all troops, to help the
leaders plan for refreshments, transportation, and planning details of coming events.
Baby sitters are needed for leaders' children during Scout
If you have any kind of hobby that you could share with Girl
Scouts, WE NEED YOU; knitting, sewing, cooking, art, dramatics,
camera, collecting of any kind, weaving, any kind of crafts. By
the way, fathers can help too.
Also needed are service projects that the Girl Scouts can do. If you
have any ideas or suggestions, or can share any time with us, please
contact June Spencer, VI 2-2423, or Jane Long, VI 2-2998, or any
Girl Scout Leader.
Our women of tomorrow are our Girl Scouts of. today. Can you
give a little of your time to help make these girls better members
of our community Sept. 16 1965
People involved as leaders of the Girl scouting program were Frances "Fran" Welsh, E. Jane Long, who haad served in the late 1960's. Judi Mc Kee [now Burns], Mrs. Thomas Walker Jr. meetings were held at the
Wesley United Methodist Church; during 1970 and 1971. Pat Birk besides herself recalls the other leaders of the 1970's as being Judy curren's, Judy Butler, and Lynn Overmyer
People involved as leaders were: Jolene Westafer, Judy (Roe) Patton, Jodi Balmer, June McDonald, Linda Browne, Judi Burns and others. Meeting were held at the Grace United Church of Christ.
The scouting program about 1993 was headed up by Nancy Riley for about nine years followed by Jean Ahlenius.
2009 - The Girl Scouts was re-incarnated in May 2009 with just 5 girls by january 10 Brownie troops #30472 had welcomed their 31sr member. Mary Szymusiak was asked by the governing council to help
revitalize the socuting program in Culver ., the divisions of t he girl scouts are:
Brownies 6 - 9 years of age
Juniors 9 - 11years of age
cadetettes 11 -14 years of age
Seniors for 14-17 years of age
Brownie troops head by Mary W & Hilari Weldon and Mary Szymusiak met at the Culver Elementary School and St. Mary's catholic church. The Junior Troop also metsat the catholic church.