Great Escape September 25 – 27, 2020

With tremendous sadness, we have decided that there will not be an in-person Great Escape at Wabasso this year. The path of the virus is too uncertain for us to take chances with each other’s and our families’ health.
But…we ARE planning little something for you all for that same weekend! Stay tuned as we work out details! Wear your mask and wash your hands.  And use this time to read for the Book Club, which will go on – see below! Love, The GE Committee

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Camp Wabasso

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!


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: 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?

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

Take a selfie:

  • Eating dessert
  • Inside a tent or a cabin
  • With the Great Escape banner at the Dining Hall
  • Behind a tree
  • With a new friend
  • Holding a pine cone
  • Pointing to something orange
  • Helping someone
  • With the auction baskets
  • With a committee member
  • Of You Wearing a Great Escape shirt/vest/jacket
  • With someone wearing a GE patch
  • With water in the background
  • On a hike
  • With a flashlight shining under your face
  • With your reflection
  • Doing your kaper
  • Singing or playing an instrument
  • In a canoe
  • Outside Christa’s House
  • At the swimming beach
  • With the sign for your tent/lodge site
  • Drinking from your Great Escape cup
  • In your cosy cot
  • With an archery bow or target or with a hatchet
  • With something you made in a workshop

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