Sunday, September 15, 2013

Girl Scout House 1937

Lawrence County News
September 9, 1937

Cornerstone of the Little House Late Tuesday Evening

The cornerstone of the Girl Scout "Little House" at the north end of 13th St. was laid Tuesday evening with impressive ceremonies. There was one disappointment, Congressman Laurence Arnold, of Newton had been invited and promised to be present but there was a misunderstanding about the date. He understood the ceremony will be Thursday evening instead of Tuesday and had planned to bring a group of Girl Scouts from Newton.

The ceremony opened with prayer by Rev. Leroy McDowell, followed by a short talk by Mrs. Phil H. Lewis, who in turn presented Mrs. S. R. Nigh, who gave a brief history of the Scout organization in Lawrenceville, telling of the early struggles and disappointments leading up to the campaign for the erection of the "Little House." Mrs. Fred W. Gee thanked the people of Lawrenceville for the hearty support of the organization and Elizabeth Ann Frederick told what the cabin will mean to future Girl Scouts.

Otto H Barnes, who presented the lot to the Girl Scouts, then laid the cornerstone and made a short talk, the scouts sang their good night song and the ceremony was closed with taps.

The stone bears the inscription, "Girl Scout house 1937."

There was a goodly number of people present for the ceremony and a spirit of rejoicing over the successful outcome of the building campaign was evident.