Make new friends, keep the old…

Posted: Jul 30, 2012

Last week, Girl Scouts from Troop 2813 in Scottsdale visited a group of women who have a long history with the Girl Scouts organization. Several of the residents of the Vi at Grayhawk retirement community were Girl Scouts during World War II, and had amazing stories to share.

One woman recalls collecting scrap metal for the war effort, while another woman remembers how, using Morse code, she was able to get freed from a faulty elevator.

The Girl Scouts also shared the current projects they are working on in the community, and were able to compare and contrast their Junior-level sashes with one alumni’s “Intermediate” sash from her years as a Girl Scout in the 1950s.

Girl Scout cookies, tea, and a special song put a memorable touch on the day:

Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold.
A circle is round, it has no end
That’s how long I want to be your friend.
Here is my hand, and here is the other
Let’s put them together and we have each other.

Some new friends and new memories were certainly made last week! If you’re interested in gathering a group of alumnae to reminisce about their years in Girl Scouting, contact Nancy Knoche at 602.452.7093 or