Members of the Monmouth Chapter of the Girl Scout Alumnae traveled to Richmond Town, NY recently. The purpose of the trip was to see a display of Girl Scout memorabilia celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the Staten Island area and the country.
Carol Obler, a friend of some of our members, works at this historical place and was our tour guide. We were taken through rooms of girl scout and leader uniforms, we viewed handbooks and crafts, there was even a room where we could watch "the Golden Eaglet" or see the jamborees around the Washington monument held years ago. We even sang some of those favorite girl scout songs.
Richmondtown has historical significance founded by the Dutch in 1692 and had been the center of government for the island through the 1900s. After seeing the GS display called "A Century of Honor" we had a tour of the other 16 buildings in the area. There was a school house, homes of average and well to do people who lived in Richmontown. There was a tavern, a court house, grocery store and a wood worker, carving a beautiful plaque as we watched and asked questions.
The day was simply delightful and very educational and would make a great trip for our troops.