Wonderful 1935 Memories
During the 2014 fundraising campaign to Save the Girl Scout House, the Patriot Ledger newspaper published an article that was read by long time Girl Scout Ruth Johnson of Quincy. Ruth reached out the Girl Scout House committee and shared her fond memories of being a Girl Scout in Hingham from 1935 to 1939! Ruth, then known as Ruth Rhodes, was a member of Troop 4 and recalls walking to the Girl Scout House after school for troop meetings. Having four brothers, it was refreshing to be in the company of girls for an afternoon!
Life Long Girl Scout
Ruth was involved in Girl Scouts for 51 years! Living in Hingham and Quincy, she wore many hats, one of them being the Cookie Chairman for a group of South Shore communities, for which she was recognized by the council. She was a Girl Scout leader, warm hearted, giving, and selfless.
Photos are courtesy of Ruth Johnson, showing her in 1939 and 2014.