Once again I'm sorry to have to tell you that Girl Scouting has lost a great friend. Pat Ross died this week. Pat may have known more about Girl Scouting than anyone else ever has - certainly more than anyone I've ever met. Our Girl Scout museum at Dennet House at Cedar Hill is her monument. I knew that if I showed up there at noon on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Pat and Janet and perhaps other members of the museum crew would be there eating their lunch and ready to receive a donation or hear about what my Lexington Girl Scouts were doing. I will miss her.
Pat attended our Girl Scout dance on February 28th at Brookhaven, where she had lived for the last 25 years. Nothing could keep her from a Girl Scout event.
When we started Lexington troop 1775, Pat provided us with a chance to do spring trail clearing behind Brookhaven and showed us how to do it too.
Here's the obituary from the Boston Globe. If you attend the memorial service, the family has requested that Girl Scouts wear full uniform.