Senior Girl Scout Camps
Girl Scout All-States Encampments
were held yearly from 1951 through 1968, held in several
different states over the years. Like the Roundups, competition
was high to be selected to attend an All-States, whether you
were a Senior Girl Scout or an adult volunteer. Some years the
camp was international with campers and volunteers from other
countries, often using the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund to
A Senior Girl Scout Roundup could be
considered the highlight of any Girl Scout's path.
The requirements to apply for a slot were
high and the competition was stiff. Generally 8 girls were
chosen to represent each council. 2 alternate girls were also
chosen. Those 8 girls were one patrol, they would join 3 other
patrols (intentionally chosen from 3 other geographical areas)
to form 1 troop. 2 adults were selected to be leaders. All girls
and adult volunteers had to attend training and encampments in
their regions to prepare for the Roundup. Not only were Roundup
Camp Uniforms required, the Seniors often traveled to the
Roundup in the full Senior dress uniform! Girls from other
countries were invited to attend as well. This was a cream of
the crop campout.
It was meant to show off the
best of Girl Scouting.
Each roundup had a
theme/slogan and the trading post had many "Roundup" items to
offer beyond the pins and patches; dolls in roundup uniforms,
plates, ashtrays, handkerchiefs, mugs, ceramic tiles, etc.
All-States Encampments did not carry the sponsorship of the big
Roundups and also did not have nearly the number of items to