This Day In History: 1951-02-22
Senior Girl Scouts of 11 and their younger sisters of Troop 8 hiked to Boston Mine in Harriman Park. They were led by Boy Scout leader Howard Avery and Scout big brother John Shoemaker. Because of the heavy rains of the day before and the gusty winds most were not able to qualify for the “Outdoor Cooks” badge by making a fire with only two matches. Among those who participated were Mary Avery Sally Morgan and Sophie Prokop of Troop 11 and Byrd Avery, Carol Shoemaker and Nancy Shoemaker of Troop 11.