The Girl Scouts 

Pacolet Mills has a long history of  active Girl Scout programs. It has been very fortunate to have some dedicated and passionate adult leaders to guide the programs. One of these was my Great Aunt, Jessie Brown Paige, who was a leader of  Girl Scout Troop 17 for several years in the early 1950's. We are indebted to her daughter, Dorothy Paige Howell, for making many of  her Mom's scouting photographs available for this website.

Montine Rogers - Recreational Director for Girls  and
 First Girl Scout Leader in Pacolet Mills

Meeting of Girl Scout Troop 17 at the Girl's Club about 1953.

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Mrs. Paige and Mrs. Wells attend National Girl Scout Conference in Boston in 1951.
Meeting of  District #3 Adult Leaders
Members of troop see a demonstration of carding wool or cotton for spinning
Exhibit of Troop 17 at the Spartanburg County Fair
Troop performs a Flag Ceremony at the Baseball Park
Members of the Girl Scout Troop in 1927 and other years
Members of the troop present flowers to Miss Fuller
Members go to Day Camp beside the River
Troop Members go overnight camping in 1954
Members work on a tree and conservation badge
Members go on a five mile hike
More Troop Activities
    A 7 mile hike to the Goldmine
    A meeting in 1955
    Promoting safety by collecting broken glass
Working  on their cook badge
    Going to Camp
    Painting beds for a nursing home
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This web site has been started as a public service to share the story of Pacolet. The web master and person to contact about putting information on the web site is me, Gerald Teaster.  Contact me at: or by telephone at (843) 873-8117.  My regular mail adress is:
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