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Curators and Cookies

Good morning and Happy Monday, Co-Curators!

Things are moving right along with the Scouting exhibit, which is exciting.  We have found a few Girl Scout items in the collection, which got us thinking…

Did you (or your daughters/granddaughters/nieces, etc.) sell Girl Scout Cookies in the Canal Zone?

If so– what do you remember about it?
Do you have a story or memory about selling Girl Scout Cookies?

If so, please do share it in the comments section!  We would love to include your stories as a part of this exhibit!

 

ClusterUPDATE:

We have learned that while Canal Zone Girl Scouts may not have sold cookies, they did sell calendars!  To that end, we would still love to collect some of your stories and memories about Girl Scout Calendar sales!  Please share with us in the comments section!

13 Comments

  • Doris

    We didn’t sell cookies, we sold these wonderful calendars with pictures of building at different CZ towns, like the schools.

    Would love to have pictures of Girl Scout hut in Gamboa. It was the place of many happy times.

      • John Schmidt

        Re the Scouting history in the Canal Zone,. I have several photos of the 1940 era but afraid they are too small to do you any good. Even thouigh I am able to identify several people I just don’t know if they would be any good for your use. I also have my original Scout Handbook dated in 1943

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        • ufpcmcollection

          Hi John,
          Thank you for your comment. Even if you are unable to share photos, we are especially looking for personal memories of Scouting in the Canal Zone. What memory stands out in your mind as emblematic of your time as a scout?

          These personal memories will really help this exhibit tell the story of Scouting in the Canal Zone!

          Thank you, again!

  • Beth Lockridge Huls

    No, we did not sell Girl Scout cookies when I was a Scout in the C,Z 1944 Era. My mother and father were deeply involved in Scouting; both Girls’ and Boys. Beth Lockridge Huls

  • Mimi Stratford Collins

    I loved scouting in the Canal Zone in the late 1950s. We wore complete and correct 😉 uniforms and marched in holiday parades, as well as sleeping in jungle hammocks around campfilres. Yes, we sold Girl Scout cookies, but didn’t have today’s variety and it wasn’t as big a deal as it is now. At Halloween, we took UNICEF boxes and collected coins. It was all good! 🙂

  • Julius Grigore, Jr.

    On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:06 AM, The Panama Canal Museum Collection at UF wrote:

    > ufpcmcollection posted: “Good morning and Happy Monday, Co-Curators! > Things are moving right along with the Scouting exhibit, which is > exciting. We have found a few Girl Scout items in the collection, which > got us thinking… Did you (or your daughters/granddaughters/nieces, e” >

  • Kathleen Cox Richardson

    My Girl Scout Troop in New Cristobal sold Girl Scout cookies for 50 cents/box. We raised funds to send a patrol to the G.S. Roundup (international) in Michigan, the summer of 1956. As a result of a Zone-wide competition of outdoor skills, my mother’s (Shirley Cox) troop sent six of the eight girls in the patrol. We spent 10 days living in Explorer-style tents, putting on demonstrations of Panamanian dances wearing polleras and montunos (some of us had to be “boys”), and swapping Haitian voodoo dolls for little bottles of dirt from James Dean’s ranch the California scouts brought with them. It was loads of fun and great memories!

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