Great Escape September 25 – 26, 2020

Great Escape High Lights 2020 (Virtual Edition)

is open for registration!

Please go to the REGISTRATION page to register for this event – it’s free this year and you can join in from your home or back yard! Or even your car.  The Committee is bringing you everything you love – singing, workshops, book club, even the auction.  We hope every one of you will join us this year – no kapers or driving required!.

We will not be charging a fee for the Great Escape this year, but if you wish to support  our Girl Scout Camps, please donate to our auction now, by clicking on the Donate button. More details regarding the live auction will be coming soon.

NOTE: as of 5/2020 our email is gsgreatescape@gmail.com

Our live event for 2021 will be at Camp Wabasso (fingers crossed!)

Bradford/Sutton, New Hampshire

Great Escape began in 1982 as a thank-you for Girl Scout volunteers and has evolved into a weekend of opportunities — to renew old friendships, make new friends, relax or enjoy a workshop, eat well, and spend a lovely autumn weekend in New Hampshire.

All Girl Scout adults and graduating high school seniors are welcome! Take a look at this site and our blog, get excited, submit your registration form*, and send your payment so that you can join us in the fun!

GREAT ESCAPE BOOK CLUB 2020

After the 2019 book club session, participants asked for more books about inspiring women! Our female Supreme Court justices certainly fit the ‘exceptional women’ bill – after all, there have been only four in about 230 years, and three of them are still on the court!

There is not, however. one book about all four so, we invite everyone to choose one or more books, articles or even podcasts about one or more of these women. We will discuss each woman and compare and contrast their careers, educations, backgrounds and legal philosophies! Julie and I are very excited about this. We have prepared a reading list to start you off. By the way, we are including some books for children and young adults so that you can bring this back to your troops if that’s your thing.

Reading List

First:  Sandra Day O’Connor – Evan Thomas

The Majesty of the Law:  Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, by Sandra Day O’Connor, Craig Joyce

Lazy B:  Growing Up in a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest, by Sandra Day O’Connor, H, Alan Day

Sisters in Law:  How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, by Linda R. Hirshman

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon, et. al.

My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor

Elena Kagan:  A Biography, by Meg Greene

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, by Debbie Levy

Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? by Megan Stine

New Yorker Magazine article:  Is the Supreme Court’s Fate in Elena Kagan’s Hands?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/18/is-the-supreme-courts-fate-in-elena-kagans-hands

Podcast:  The Citizen’s Guide to the Supreme Court (available from I Heart Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.  Never let it be said that the Great Escapers are set in their ways.)

Selfie Scavenger Hunt 2020 – Virtual Edition

Take a selfie:

  • Eating dessert
  • Behind a tree
  • Holding a pine cone
  • Of You Wearing a Great Escape shirt/vest/jacket
  • Wearing a GE patch
  • With water in the background
  • On a hike
  • With a flashlight shining under your face
  • Singing or playing an instrument
  • In a canoe
  • Drinking from your Great Escape cup
  • With something you made in a virtual workshop

Upload/ post your selfies to Instagram or Facebook with #gsgreatescape

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