I apologize if I have mentioned this image before, but if I have, I cannot find it on the blog. I recently ordered a duplicate of my Junior Girl Scout guide to connect with it again.
The image below is all I remember of being a Junior Girl Scout.
It’s the image of the ideal campground. I was hypnotized by this image. The pulley system with the soap on one end and the washcloth on the other. The clever way the backpack and first aid kit are lashed to the tree. And a tent just for your sorted firewood? Come on.
I needed to get this image because I want the heroine of Jerry’s book to have a similar pulley-intensive cunning setup during the dark night of her soul.
I am glad I was absorbed by that page and not the disturbingly sexist one below.
“You make yourself useful not only at home and among your friends but wherever you see a chance to help. Ask yourself what you can do to help at home. Can you set the table, wash dishes, make your own bed? Is there something special you can do to help your father?”
Liiiiiike … get him a beer? Help with the taxes?