Last Saturday, Lisa and Tina Jackson received their Girl Scout Gold Award pins at a ceremony in Phoenix. Their family kindly included me in the party. While we were there, Barbara Anderson, the historian for Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council, approached us. She is compiling a history of the council and asked if we had access to any of the details of Girl Scouts in Payson. Neither Diane Jackson, who is the current area director, nor I, had any remembrances, other than Nan Pyle and the Art Camp and Shadow Rim Ranch Camp. We promised to try to locate anyone, or anything, that would add to the portion of the council's history that involves Payson.
If there is anyone who can remember anything about Girl Scouting in Payson previous to 1960, would you please call me, Barbara Gustafson at 468-8203, or drop in at the Rim Country Museum in Green Valley Park.
Better yet, let's all get together - anyone who has been a Girl Scout or Girl Guide, as a child, or as an adult, at any time and any place. We will meet in the picnic area outside the Rim Country Museum at 10 a.m., Saturday morning June 21. Bring a nosebag lunch and a sit-upon. Permission slips optional.
Barbara Gustafson, Payson