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For Immediate Release:
Girl Scout Alumnae Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Camp Archbald
After COVID delays, second oldest Girl Scout camp celebrated centennial
Susquehanna County, PA – In celebration of its 100th anniversary as a getaway and summer camp for Girl Scouts across the area, Camp Archbald opened on Saturday, September 18 for a day of camp fun.
In-person events were canceled in 2020, but Supporters of Camp Archbald (SoCA) hosted digital events throughout the year. S’More Fun at Camp Archbald: Looking Forward to 100 More Years of Adventure, SoCA’s pinnacle celebration brought 150 people to the second oldest continuously running Girl Scout camp in the world.
Participants enjoyed photos from throughout the decades, vintage uniforms, digitized lantern slides, camp memorabilia, the opening of a time capsule from the 80th anniversary in 2000, and the placement of a new time capsule.
“This is a once in a lifetime event that means so much to so many people,” said Emily Loder, Marketing Chair of Supporters of Camp Archbald, the volunteer organization that runs the camp. “Camp Archbald is a special place and it is wonderful to see it being taken care of as we look to the next 100 years.”
Proclamations were read from the Pennsylvania House and Senate on behalf of State Representative Karen Boback, State Representative Jonathon Fritz, and State Senator Lisa Baker congratulating Camp Archbald upon its richly deserved recognition and extending warmest wishes for a future replete with ever-increasing success.
The youngest future Girl Scout (only eight weeks old), the oldest Girl Scout (91 years old), and current Girl Scouts and alumnae in between enjoyed camp traditions and activities together throughout the day.
“Our celebration of Girl Scouting at Camp Archbald transcended the age gap in participants at S’more Fun,” said Nikki Morristell, SoCA President. “Camp Archbald has made an impact on the lives of countless Girl Scouts for 100 years. From making new friends, overcoming fears, and learning leadership skills, campers have grown as a result of their time at camp.
Learn more about S’more Fun at Camp Archbald and its centennial celebrations by visiting https://supportersofcamparchbald.org/events/100th-anniversary