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Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks   By: (1868-1932)

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[Illustration: "Thus they started in a line, Yhon leading" ... Page 182]

GIRL SCOUTS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

BY LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY

AUTHOR OF THE POLLY BREWSTER BOOKS, THE LITTLE WASHINGTONS BOOKS

ILLUSTRATED

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY GEORGE SULLY & COMPANY

The Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks

Printed in the U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE FRIDAY JINX 1

II. ANOTHER DAY OF TROUBLES 24

III. IN THE MOUNTAINS AT LAST 41

IV. A VISIT TO GREY FOX CAMP 60

V. A STORY OF CREATION 72

VI. LOST ON THE TRAIL 91

VII. A LITTLE BUSINESS 106

VIII. JAKE'S INTERVIEW WITH A SKUNK 127

IX. LESSONS IN TRACKING 139

X. THE GIRL SCOUTS ENTERTAIN 157

XI. A CANOE TRIP 179

XII. FIRST AID 190

XIII. SHOOTING THE RAPIDS AND OTHER THINGS 204

XIV. THE GRAND SURPRISE 214

ILLUSTRATIONS

"Thus they started in a line, Yhon leading" (page 182) Frontispiece

PAGE

"Would you prefer to sit here and dream, Betzy, or go back with me and eat sandwiches" 16

"We are lost, come find us" 98

"Where which way did you hear them?" questioned Joan 211

GIRL SCOUTS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

CHAPTER ONE

THE FRIDAY JINX

"Are we ready to start, girls?" called Mrs. Vernon, the Captain of Dandelion Troop of Girl Scouts, as she glanced at her protegées seated in two large touring cars.

"Ready! Why, Verny, we've been waiting for you these ten minutes," retorted Juliet Lee, one of the original members of the troop.

"And we're just crazy to be off before that black cloud overhead adds to mother's fear lest I never come home again," added Ruth Bentley, another of the first four girl scouts of Elmertown.

"Well, then, it seems that all the baggage and outfit we need with us on the trip is safely stowed away, eh, Jim?" said Mrs. Vernon, looking at the driver of the other car.

"Everything that I found waiting to be packed when I drove up to the side door," replied the chauffeur.

"All right! Then we're off, folkses, but we'll send you word the moment we arrive at Old Forge in the Adirondacks," called Mrs. Vernon, to the crowd of relatives of the various girls, all gathered to watch the scouts drive away.

"Good by! Good by!" now shouted many girlish voices, and "Good by! Good by!" was shouted back as the two seven passenger cars started on the long journey.

Mrs. Vernon led the way in her luxurious automobile, and as they turned the bend of the road, where the last of the group still watching on the Vernon lawn was lost to sight, she laughingly remarked:

"I never thought a crowd of girls could get ready for such a long outing in so short a time."

"It all depends on how badly the girls want to be ready, Captain," retorted Joan Allison, the fourth girl of the number who founded Dandelion Camp of Girl Scouts the summer before.

"Say, girls! I just felt a drop of rain from that inky cloud!" Betty Lee warned. She was Julie's sister, and they were two who had first suggested a scout organization.

Mrs. Vernon slowed down and turned to the scouts. "Shall we stop to put on the rain curtains?"

"Mercy, no! It's only a sprinkle, and we're not sugar," exclaimed Joan, glancing at the sky... Continue reading book >>




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