This Day In History: 1945-03-17
The thirty-third birthday of the Girls Scouts was celebrated by all of the troops in town at their clubhouse in Mahwah. Since it was St. Patrick’s Day and since the girls scouts’ color is green, green birthday cakes were the order of the day, not a single large one but thirty-three small ones, each with a single candle. Each troop led the whole group in a game or activity. Mrs. Helen Swale’s Troop four Brownies and Mrs. Yvonne Fairchild’s Troop seven led “Round the Mountain”. A Virginia reel was chosen by Mrs. Amos Smith’s Troop 5. Mrs. Elaine Ruehl’s Troop 3 played “Do this do that”, Fardale’s Troops 6, led by Mrs. Emerson led in the game “right-left.” Mrs. Boyd Dunbar Girl Scout Commissioner, as well as leader of Troop 2, led her Scouts in “Advertisements” and acted as Master of Ceremonies for the informal occasion.