Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Were You In a Youth Organization?

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:

1)  Did you join a youth organization such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, Job’s Daughters, for example?

2)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog, or in a Facebook post.

I was in the Brownies and then the Girl Guides.  I don’t remember much about the activities we did at Brownies, except trying to learn how to knit.  Since I’m left handed, I wasn’t able to get the hang of it at that time, but I did later learn how to knit.  Another thing I can remember was the section in the Girl Guide book that described the different types of cloud formations.

As a teenager, and young adult, I attended two youth groups, one at our local Methodist/Uniting Church in Mitcham, and the other at the Christian Crusade Centre in Richmond.  With the youth group at Richmond, we went to Lake Mountain a few times, and one year we went to Falls Creek, where I first tried skiing. I remember getting off the ski lift, and then not knowing how to stop.  I finally stopped when I ran over someone else’s ski.  At least snow is nice and soft!

Another activity I remember is going kayaking on the Yarra River at Studley Park.  Another time we went ice skating at St Moritz in St Kilda.