Edith Macy Conference Center Timeline
Guests at Girl Scouts of the USA's Edith Macy Conference Center cannot help but feel a close tie with the past and the future. For three-quarters of a century, this site—rich in American Indian, Dutch, and English history—has symbolized the spirit of learning in Girl Scouting, embracing generations of Girl Scout adults in a continuity of professional development, purpose, ideals and friendship.
Fourth International Conference of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts convenes at the newly opened Camp Edith Macy in May.
Silver Jubilee Encampment, the first international gathering of girls in the United States, takes place in August. Ninety-nine Girl Scouts from the United States and 26 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from other countries attend.
The first Juliette Low Western Hemisphere Encampment is held August 14-28 at Camp Andree Clark. Twenty-two Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 13 countries and colonies in the Western Hemisphere attend.
First Conference for Leaders of the Handicapped held in August.
Macy installs dial telephones.
First rising of the Macy flag.
Girl Scouts of the USA breaks ground for Edith Macy Conference Center, a year-round, residential, multipurpose training and educational facility. The organization initiates a capital campaign to raise the $10 million needed to continue building the center.
Edith Macy Conference Center dedicated in May.
Girl Scout Outdoor Education Center, a national training laboratory in outdoor education, opens in January. In October, its name changes to John J. Creedon Camp of Tomorrow.
Girl Scout Think Tank on Pluralism recommends a broad strategy for pluralism in the next triennium.
Girl Scouts of the USA celebrates 75 years of Macy magic.