GIRL SCOUTS SERIES
By LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
"Here is a series that holds the same position for girls that the Tom Slade and Roy Blakely books hold for boys. They are delightful stories of Girl Scout camp life amid beautiful surroundings and filled with stirring adventures." -- Grosset and Dunlap advertisement
Despite the advertiser's claims, this series actually has very little in common with the Tom Slade/Roy Blakely series books. As the series develops, the plots start to greatly resemble those of Roy's "Polly Brewster" series; as in the "Polly" books, an inner circle of the group of girls does a favor for a rich older man who proceeds to "adopt" them, inviting the group of young girls to take several long trips with him to isolated locations -- all properly chaperoned, of course -- and occasionally flirting with them in a vaguely creepy manner. Each of these trips provides the material for a single volume. In later books, the girls start to pick up an entourage of eligible young men of the "right sort" who seem to pop up conveniently wherever the group goes. While Roy's minority characters all have the egregious "ethnic" accents characteristic of books from this period, she handles their speech with a startling inconsistency, especially those of Indian characters, whose speech is variously rendered -- often with the space of a page or two -- with German, Chinese, and French accents, as well as the stereotypical Indian 'ugh's and 'me like-um's.
GIRL SCOUTS AT DANDELION CAMP
"This is a story which centers around the making and the enjoying of a mountain camp, spiced with the fun of a lively troop of Girl Scouts. The charm of living in the woods, of learning woodcraft of all sorts, of adventuring into the unknown, combine to make a busy and an exciting summer for the girls." -- 1921. Also published by George Sully & Co.
GIRL SCOUTS IN THE ADIRONDACKS
"New scenery, new problems of camping, association with a neighboring camp of Boy Scouts, and a long canoe trip with them through the Fulton Chain, all in the setting of the marvelous Adirondacks, bring to the girls enlargement of horizon, new development, and new joys." -- 1921. Also published by George Sully & Co.
GIRL SCOUTS IN THE ROCKIES
"On horseback from Denver through Estes Park as far as the Continental Divide, climbing peaks, riding wild trails, canoeing through canyons, shooting rapids, encountering a landslide, a summer blizzard, a sand storm, wild animals, and forest fires, the girls pack the days full with unforgettable experiences." -- 1921. Also published by George Sully & Co.
GIRL SCOUTS IN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO
"The Girl Scouts visit the mountains and deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. They travel over the old Santa Fe trail, cross the Painted Desert, and visit the Grand Canyon. Their exciting adventures form a most interesting story." -- 1923. Also published by George Sully & Co.
GIRL SCOUTS IN THE REDWOODS
"The girls spend their summer in the Redwoods of California and incidentally find a way to induce a famous motion picture director in Holly wood to offer to produce a film that stars the Girl Scouts of America." -- 1926
GIRL SCOUTS IN THE MAGIC CITY -- illustrated by H. S. Barbour. 1927
GIRL SCOUTS IN GLACIER PARK -- illustrated by H. S. Barbour. 1928
- WorldCat holdings
- Advertisement in Polly and Eleanor, Lillian Elizabeth Roy. Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1922.
- Advertisement in Polly in the Orient, Lillian Elizabeth Roy, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1927