Great Escape September 23 – 25, 2022

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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.


Great Escape 2022

Registration for the 2022 Great Escape is open!  Click Registration on the ribbon above!

Can’t attend but want to contribute to our camps and girls? Click below.


GREAT ESCAPE BOOK CLUB  2022!!!!- Troop 6000

The inspiring true story of the first Girl Scout troop founded for and by homeless girls living in a shelter in Queens, New York, and the amazing, nationwide response it sparked.2022 GREAT ESCAPE  Service Project – Knitting for Charity

Child’s Gusto 10 Rolled Brim Hat

In conjunction with the Great Escape Knitting for Charity workshop, Cathy L has  connected with an organization (The Knitting Connection in Medford, MA) that has a group of knitters who knit hats for children in need.  The organization also accepts donations of new unused knitted (and crocheted) hats and yarn. The donated hats and yarn MUST be 100% acrylic.

Cathy will be collecting donations of new unused knitted (and crocheted) hats and yarn.   In addition to being 100% acrylic, the yarn must be at least a full skein – sufficient to make a complete hat.



  • 1 skein acrylic yarn, any color
  • 1 16” circular needle, size 8
  • 1 set size 8 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers

Gauge:  9 stitches = 4 inches  (Use different sized needles if needed to yield the desired gauge.)

Instructions:  With circular needle, cast on 42 stitches.  Place marker and join, being careful not to twist the stitches.  Knit in the round until the hat measures 8” long.  End at the marker.  Change to double pointed needles.  Begin decreasing on the following round as follows:

Round 1:  (knit 5, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 2:  (knit 4, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 3:  (knit 3, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 4:  (knit 2, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 5:  (knit 1, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 6:  (k2tog) 6 times.

6 stitches remain.

Cut the yarn leaving a 12” tail.  Thread it through the remaining stitches.  Draw up tight and secure._______________________________________________________________

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