When Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Law, nicknamed “Daisy,” it didn’t take long for the trailblazing movement to make its way to Forest Park. Girl Scout Troop 33 started in 1929, just a decade after women were given the right to vote, and encouraged young girls to embrace their unique strengths and create their own possibilities. 

Troop 33 celebrated its 20th anniversary with “a festive program” at Betsy Ross School in May of 1949 with songs and skits. Twelve troop members and three leaders were featured in the Forest Park Review. Standing from left: Barbara Behn; Elaine Betian; Barbara Spurney; Mrs. Joseph Kos Jr.; Mrs. D. Leitch, troop leader; Mrs. E. Flight; Patsy Sommers; Joan Rsjsky; and Mary Ann Schmidt. Kneeling: Joyce Mickley, Barbara McWilliams, Blanche Kos, Mary Jane Crust, Joyce Watier, and Angeline Scolire.

Jill Wagner