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Cedar Hill 100th Anniversary

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) celebrates the 100th anniversary of Camp Cedar Hill, our 75-acre camp for Girl Scouts of all ages located in Waltham, Mass. This milestone marks the historical location as one of the oldest Girl Scout camps in the country. 

GSEMA is celebrating with more than a dozen programs designated as Camp Cedar Hill 100th Anniversary events. Now through Saturday, September 30, 2023, when Girl Scouts participate in these special events, they will receive a Camp Cedar Hill 100th Anniversary fun patch!

View a list of Cedar Hill 100th Anniversary events, and sign up today!


100th Anniversary Events at Cedar Hill

Date

Event Name

October 14, 2022

Sundown Sing Along

October 30, 2022

Juliette Gordon Low Fall Fest

December 10, 2022

Extreme Gingerbread

January 21, 2023

Night Explorers

February 5, 2023

Cozy Campers

March 11-12, 2023

Camp Sampler Overnight

April 28, 2023

Sundown Sing Along

May 11, 2023

Annual Meeting

May 11, 2023

Happy Birthday Cedar Hill (no event, just the actual day)

May 19-21, 2023

Troop Camping: Tents 100th Birthday Blowout

June 10-11, 2023

Forever Girl Scouts: Adult Camping Weekend

July 13, 2023

Sundown Sing Along

August 8, 2023

Cedar Hill Birthday Party

September 30, 2023

Cedar Hill 100th Festival Birthday Bash

Camp Cedar Hill History

Camp Cedar Hill began as a 200-acre working farm purchased by the Warren Family. Philanthropist Cornelia Warren, who took over management after her father passed, opened the farm to religious, educational and social service organizations as well as hosted a famous maze for visitors. In 1923, 75 acres of the farm were gifted to the Massachusetts Girl Scouts, as per Cornelia’s will for the estate to go to a charitable organization after her death. The camp was later converted for Girl Scout use with help from Hellen Storrow, the chairman of the Massachusetts State Camp Committee at the time.

Since its re-ownership, the camp has hosted key Girl Scout moments and people, such as the first International Girl Scout meeting in 1926, which included Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. Today, the camp welcomes hundreds of Girl Scouts each year looking for exciting, life-changing summer experiences to develop each camper’s courage, confidence and character.

Cedar Hill Timeline

Purchase Camp Cedar Hill 100th Anniversary commemorative items at the Girl Scout Shop at Camp Cedar Hill, like this patch (on left)! More items will be added in the coming months, like bucket hats, bandanas, blankets, and T-shirts. Visit the Shop today!