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Girl Scout Sunday at Kingston Presbyterian Church
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Posted by: HeatherB on Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Just something I wanted to share about Girl Scout Sunday. The photo and description can be placed on our website. I have permission. Feel free to modify.
I am sending two photos via two emails. The first is a very special photo to me taken at my church, Kingston Presbyterian Church, of Mrs. Virginia Wolf, Pastor Sharyl Dixon, Karolina, and my daughter and Hillsborough's own, Katie Bachman.
Virginia is our eldest church member at 96 years old and a Girl Scout! Virginia was a Girl Scout in the 1930's in Rahway, NJ and earned her Golden Eaglet! Virginia is a highly respected member of our church and the surrounding community. I admire and respect Virginia very much and have had the privilege to hear some of her interesting stories about Girl Scouts and her life. For example, to support their troop, Virginia and her scout sisters would go to the "large houses up on the hill" in Rahway and offer to bake and sell cookies to those residents. Sound familiar? Long before eBudde and Little Brownie Bakers! She and her scout sisters also rode a bus to New Hampshire to hear Eleanor Roosevelt speak to a large group of Girl Scouts. I asked her once what her favorite thing about Girl Scouts was-camping of course!
The woman standing behind Virginia is Pastor Sharyl, an amazing and inspiring Pastor. We have recently celebrated two years with her guidance as the first female pastor in our church's 293 year history and a Girl Scout! She was very welcoming and supportive of Girl Scout Sunday. "Let's do it!", she said when I asked her if our church could once again participate. Her clerical stole was made and given to her during her clerical studies by a Girl Scout troop and worn in honor of our special day. At the bottom of the stole is a beautiful patchwork pattern but is not very visible in the photo.
The older girl is Karolina, a second year Cadette, from the Kingston area. Karolina has asked me to sponsor her Silver Award which I gladly accepted with one or two tears in my eyes. She is an amazing young lady who has also earned her Bronze award.
The younger girl is my Katie, a second year Junior, and my world!
Yours in scouting,