Franklin’s first Brownie Troop 1948

Published 6:19 pm Friday, October 20, 2023

Franklin’s first Brownie Scout Troop was formed on April 9, 1947, with Edith F. Vache’ as its organizing leader and Betsy Allport and Carolyn Vaughan as assistant leaders.

This picture was taken in 1948 when Betsy Allport was Troop Leader and Olive Camp and Margaret Wheless were assistant troop leaders. Front row, from left, unidentified, Shelby Ann Holt, Mary Ann Britt, Charlotte Holt, Patsy Picot, Sandra Collins, Beverly Vaughan, Brenda Bradshaw, Linda Bradshaw; second row, Mary Ann Mattraw, Ann Scott, Carolyn Bedford, Kay Currier, Betty Lou Picot, Virginia Scott, Alice Smith, Meredith Day, Jane Williams, Estelle Crichton, Patsy Burrow; back row, Peggy Howerton, Mildred Holland, Marie Butler, Barbara Jean Pierce, Florence McGowen, Audrey Corbitt, Unknown, Rachel Britt, Judy Carr, Diane Doughty, unidentified and Diana Stephenson.