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In addition to a growing Girl Scout population, use of the Girl Scout House grew by offering it to the Hingham community, including the South Shore Tennis Association  and the First Church of Christ Science.

 

1962

 

Girl Scout usage statistics for 1962 show a varied use of the building for girls, adults, local troops and council events.

Local troops
8 Troop Meetings/Week
3 Special Troop Events
6 Neighborhood Scout Meetings

Town wide events
2 Court of Award Ceremonies
2 Board of Director meetings

Council wide events

1 Cookie Meeting
2 Council Meetings
1 Red Cross Training
3 Adult Training courses
9 Adult Workshops

 

1963 and 1964

 


"I would like to mention the gift of a new electric stove, given to us by Mr. Parson's from his company."

"The new flag on the stage was given us by the D.A.R. Mrs. Harold Storke has kindly offered to give us a new eagle for the top."

"The First Church of Christ Scientist show much they appreciate the use of the Scout House on Sunday mornings - until their Parish house  was completed in February. Also, they helped us install the electric stove and a weather strip inside the front door."

"The South Shore Tennis Association greatly appreciates the use of the Girl Scout House at the time of their spring tournament. We had 138 entrants this year and without the use of your house it would have been quite a task to register this large number of youngsters."

 

1965

 

For many years, and annual inventory was kept of the contents of the Girl Scout House.  In 1965, the inventory listed many of the items one would expect to find, such as cooking and camping equipment. One item is a mystery so many:  "2 wig-wag sets plus cases"

Wig Wag was a form of signaling using flags. It was used during the Civil War and later was displaced by Morse Code in 1912. Signals were sent by means of moving the flags back and forth. It was developed for military field operations and taught in scouting as a form of rescue signaling.

From the first flag position of vertically straight, there were 3 movements. (1) motion to the flag bearer's left, (2) motion to the flag bearer's right, and (3) motion in front. Each letter of the alphabet was assigned a combination of 1, 2, and/or 3.  For example, the letter "A" was 22 and the letter "B" was 2112.