Scouts of America Collection, 1945-1996

Call number: MG-140

1 box     6 folders     .1 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 4

Description: Collection contains documents relating to scouting in Lancaster County, Pa., including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorer Post. Annual and historical reports and newsletters contain financial data, troop locations and activities.

Creators: Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council; Pennsylvania Dutch Boy Scout Council

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.


Folder 1 Reports for the Girl Scout Council of Lancaster County

“A Report of Girl Scouting in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1939 through 1944.” 1945.

“We the Girl Scouts of Lancaster County,” annual report for 1945.

Annual reports, 1957-1959.


Folder 2 Scoutcaster, newsletter for the Girl Scouts of Lancaster County.

Insert 1 September-October 1959.

Insert 2 January-February 1960.


Folder 3 Zion News, newsletter of Zion United Church of Christ, Lancaster. Cover is dedicated to Girl Scouts, to recognize the 48th anniversary of the organization, with the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Laws. Contents include minutes of the board of the church, explanations of worship and various parts of the service, articles about lent and proper behavior, calendars of events, births and deaths. Community news includes articles about the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. March 1960.


Folder 4 Camping Information

Insert 1 “Let’s Go Camping, 1965.” Contains information about Girl Scout campsites and camp information for parents. Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council. 1965.

Insert 2 Day camp registration card, correction regarding Rock Ford Day Camp, Day Camp Program. 1965.


Folder 5 Scouter Focus, newsletter of the Pennsylvania Dutch Boy Scout Council. Announces formation of Explorer Post 1, sponsored by the Lancaster County Historical Society. April/May 1996.


Folder 6 Program for the dedication and open house of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation, Newmanstown. Program contains images, memorials and tributes, and a list of major donors. Lancaster County Council. July 1968.