Senior Girl Scout Roundups
The 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.