Hornet’s Nest Council Troop 4 c. 1985

Boo is finally old enough to be a Daisy and I’m so excited I can’t stand it. I dug up this old photo the other day for Boo to see and pulled out my old Brownie outfit (yes, I keep everything…..)

I have so many great memories of Troop 4 in River Hills, SC. Our leader was Helen Price (far right).  My mom (far left) and Mrs. Erwin (middle) helped out. I super love their green and white printed Girl Scout shirts. I think the best thing about Facebook is that it’s helped me reconnect with so many of these girls:

Troop 4 Hornet's Nest Council c. 1985 via lilblueboo.comThat’s me…..top row, second from the right…..mid sentence…..

I spent 5 hours in Girl Scout Leadership Training last night. A lot has changed but so much of what I remember is still there.  As a volunteer I’m expected to:

….be excited about everything….

Well…..that won’t be hard.


And then I relearned the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law…….which can all be summed up in 3 words, like I tell Boo every morning:

make good choices

I’d love to know if there is still a Troop 4 in the Hornet’s Nest Council….anyone?


  1. Nikki says

    You & Boo are going to have the best time together. I am a girl guides of Canada leader (5yrs now) and I now lead 3 units in my town because I couldnt bear to part with any unit as my daughter moved up. My daughter loves guides and I really enjoy being a leader. The leader trainings/ camps are also a fun way to connect with women & learn new crafts.
    I wish you both the best :) oh and I would love it if you added some good scout/guide crafts to your website because I am always on the lookout for new ideas for my units. LOL. :)

  2. says

    How fun!! I just joined the Boy Scouts of America this week and can’t wait until my son is old enough to tag along (1 year to go!). You better post pics of Boo in her uniform! 😉

  3. ira lee says

    my son is 8 and in his third year of boy scouts and i love it as much as him!!! he is a wolf! and there are so many good real life things to learn with boy scouts!! my favorite thing to do with him is the mom and me camping!!! its the best!!!

    • lillianna says

      Technically Ira Lee your son is a cub scout. Your son is too young to be a boy scout. He will be a cub scout until he crosses over from Webloes ll at which point he will become a boy scout usually at the age of 11-12. How do I know this? I am the mother of 3 scouts.

  4. Andrea says

    WooHoo! Welcome (back) to Girl Scouts!! Lucky girls that get you to help lead them. I can’t wait to see what fun things you will come up with for them.

    Also, you’re in a great council now too. Lots of great ladies with enormous hearts.

  5. Melissa says

    I did girl scouts from Daisies all the way up to 8th grade, it was always a great time and I have lots of fun memories from it. She will love it!

    On my honor, I will try, to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the girl scout law 😀

  6. Jane says

    When my daughter was invited to be in Daiseys we had just come back from a visit to Disney World. It cracked me up when I asked her if she wanted to join the Daiseys…she replied “do the boys join the Donalds?” It was a wonderful organization for her … know you will love the experience.

  7. shelley says

    I cried to see these wonderful memories and how you, too, treasure them! We had a loving, exciting life on Lake Wylie at River Hills. I know your Girl Scout troop will be just as fulfilling to you and Boo as it was for you and me, my precious daughter! I love you forever, mom

  8. Shelby says

    I am a troop leader here in Indio and I triple love it. Our council is soooo good. It is a great group of girls. She will love it and you will love doing such wonderful things with her. Good times!!

  9. Catherine says

    WOW! I was part of the Hornet’s Nest council in Rock Hill, SC. Long time ago…goodtimes!