After a year in Wurzburg we moved to Darmstadt and when I say we it was the Rotchfords, the Lancaster and us. We immediately checked in with the Girl Scout Neighborhood chairman to see what positions she had open. Pauline moved up to a Junior Girl Scout troop, where Kristie and Maria were placed. Meanwhile Lupe and I stayed at the Brownie level as co-leaders as Carmen’s troop leaders. Holan was too young for Girl Scouts, but she attended all the meetings and activities of the troops. Lupe, Fred, Steve and I supported Pauline with the Junior Troop which kept us active with Kristie and Maria. Along with the troop I served on the Neighborhood service unit. We had meetings every month to solve problems troops and leaders were having with girls, parents or the military community. We over saw the calendar and cookie sales on the military installations and …
When we moved to Wuerzburg Germany in 1981, after nine months at Ft Bliss for the Officer’s Advance Course, I had never volunteered. I had not thought about volunteering and did not have an interested in doing work for no pay. Then Lupe and I volunteered to help with Kristie and Maria’s Girl Scout Brownie troop as assistant leaders. Pauline Lancaster, a super organizer and an outstanding woman, was the leader of troop 22. As assist leaders, we helped Pauline plan troop activities along with maintaining troop and the girl’s records. Because we were overseas, the girls wore the North Atlantic Girl council patch TOFS, which stood for Troops on Foreign Soils This was just one of our trips as a troop. Lupe, Maria, Carmen, Kristie, Holan and me are all in this photo. Pauline is standing behind me. Heidelberg Castle (in German: Heidelberger Schloss) is a famous castle ruins …
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