On June 11, almost 100 people came to Camp Cedar Hill for the Pathways to Leadership Celebration.There are many different ways to support the Girl Scouts, and at this event we had an opportunity to formally recognize and thank members of the Juliette Gordon Low Planned Giving Society, members of our Friendship Circle, Lifetime Members, and Pathway to Leadership donors for their contributions.
GSEMA’s Pathway to Leadership commemorative brick program provides an opportunity for members of our community to reserve a prominent place in Girl Scout history. Individuals interested in participating in this program may purchase a brick and have a personalized message inscribed before it is installed at Camp Cedar Hill. Proceeds from this program benefit GSEMA’s Campership Fund, which provides hundreds of girls with the opportunity to experience the joys of Girl Scout Camp.
In addition to unveiling the new bricks, we also celebrated members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society. Members of this esteemed group leave a legacy after they are gone, much like Cornelia Warren whose estate is now known as Camp Cedar Hill. Members of the Friendship Circle, or individuals who have committed to a monthly donation system were also celebrated alongside our Lifetime Members.
The ceremony began with a warm welcome to guests by Juliette Gordon Low, played by Otie Doldt-Harpin. Juliette was then followed by remarks from former Board Chair and President Tricia Tilford and sing-a-long led by Skip Carver. Our museum director, Emeritus Janet Coombs then invited guests to enjoy refreshments at The Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill, which houses one of the most extensive collections of Girl Scout memorabilia in the country. The collection includes primary source photographs, newspapers, and artifacts connected to the beginnings of the Girl Scout Movement in Massachusetts over the past 100 years.
Guests were also welcomed to enjoy a garden in memory of a longtime museum volunteer Shirley Hamblen which was designed and installed by another longtime museum volunteer Ruth Leiby, with support from GSEMA’s amazing facilities team.
If you missed this wonderful event, please know that there will be opportunities to come! This fall we will kick-off a year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Camp Cedar Hill. Details Coming Soon!