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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 Roundup.

    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 meetings.

    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:
  • Daises 6-9 years of age
  • 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.

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