Girl Scout Volunteer Alumni members and guests recently observed the 100th anniversary of scouting by getting together for a special luncheon at Webb's Captains Table in Mayville.
Ro Woodard, a longtime former scout formerly from Falconer who served as a counselor at Camp Timbercrest for many years, gave a presentation of her March visit to Savannah, Ga., to help celebrate the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts. Before the presentation, Ms. Woodard donned a 1919 Girl Scout uniform which had belonged to Mary Cooper of Findley Lake, a long-time scout, scout leader and GSVA member. Woodard said, "any Girl Scout uniform is always a Girl Scout uniform."
While waiting for lunch to be served, singing was led by Scout Diane Evans , who also is the daughter of Jody Evans, a longtime Girl Scout. This was followed with reminiscing by several of those present, including Loretta Sage of Dunkirk, who has served as Girl Scout board president, and Rosemary Hayes of Brocton, who was one of those instrumental in the purchase of property in Cattaraugus County to establish what is now Camp Timbercrest.
Girl Scout Volunteer Alumni who celebrated 100 years of Girl Scouting for lunch at Webb’s in Mayville recently were, all from left, seated, Rosemary Hayes, Noralyn Berger, Loretta Sage, Ann Weidman; second row, Joan Hult, Ethel Boorady, Jackie Meier, Jody Evans, Paula Pickett; back row, Sally Patchen, Carol Johnson, Peg Johnson, Kathy Brown, Margaret Jungquist, Deanne Manzella, Sue Howig.
Alumni members who arranged the afternoon celebration with Jody Evans of Bemus Pont were Carol Johnson of Jamestown and Deanne Manzella of Westfield. All adults - men also included - who have been involved in Girl Scouting, either as a young girl, leaders or volunteers, are invited to join the Girl Scout Volunteer Alumni, which was founded in 1985. For more information, contact Carol Johnson, 484-0950, in the Jamestown area or Ann Weidman, 753-2414, in the Mayville area.