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Retro Fair Haven Brownie Troopers

It’s that time of the year when all the troops are rallying — Girl Scout troops, that is.

Nowadays there is quite an array of scout troop hierarchy, all falling under Girl Scouts. It used to just be Brownies and regular ol’ Girl Scouts with those brown and green uniforms, respectively. There were troops. They met at what used to be called the Youth Center in Fair Haven, at churches sometimes, and often at the nursery school on the Episcopal church property that was knocked down to make way for homes a few years ago.

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Retro Fair Haven Brownie Dance

With St. Patrick’s Day’s arrival, thoughts of those of Irish heritage turn to all things green, the luck of a four-leaf clover, fun and a dance or three — like the jig, clogging or river dancing.

Well, back in 1968, the girls of Fair Haven Brownie Troop #6 did a little dancing of their own, but it was none of the above.

The girls did some square dancing on the stage of the Knollwood School auditorium. The song the dancing was done to was Bow Belinda — “Bow, bow, bow, Belinda … Bow, bow, bow, Belinda … Bow, bow, bow, Belinda, won’t you be my partner?” OK. It was so bad, it was cute. And check out those knee socks.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day takes us back to that little dance, some familiar faces and awkward moments in dance. Though, the girls swirling around are keeping step rather well.

Recognize these, at the time, future RFH girls?