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Rockwood National Girl Scout Camp

 

Rockwood Manor Park, in Potomac, Maryland was the site of the Girl Scout National Center from 1939 to 1979. It was willed to the Girl Scouts in 1936 by Mrs. Carolyn Caughey and was to be used as a character building center. Located only a few miles from downtown Washington D.C., troops would camp there and visit the sites of the Nation's Capital as well as attend conferences and hike the many trails. The site was officially dedicated as the National Girl Scout Camp in 1952.

Although the Girl Scout site was closed in 1979 the park remains open. 
Girl Scouts can use the overnight facilities (no cooking allowed, but there are many restaurants nearby), learn about the role of Girl Scouting at Rockwood and the history of the National Centers. No public transportation available, but there is free parking.


Picture from my visit to the site in 1994


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Dottie Farmer was able to date this pin

to President Johnson's Inauguration

 - which was Jan. 20, 1965. She was there!

Sally Jeanne Kappler can date the pin further back.

She did Service Hours there from

1959-1961 and sold the pin then.

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Rockwood National Camp

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Rockwood Girl Scouts USA

also came as a charm





This pin and charm can be dated to
around 1975.
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Rockwood Girl Scouts USA

image donated by Talli







Rockwood Plaque



Postcard of Rockwood Plaque



Brochures, patches, pennant and more from Rockwood.



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Postcards from Rockwood