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  • Stella Fogg

    Stella Fogg Feb. 13, 2006, 4:31 a.m. (Message 44227)

    girl guides

    I was a Girl Guide in the early and mid 50's and SCD was a big part of our 
    meeting, especially in the spring as we always had a group competing at the 
    Festival.  It was part of  P.E. class both in Primary and in High school, 
    and again we had competing teams.  However, when we had dances at school, it 
    was ceilidh dances we did, both boys and girls but the boys were less keen. 
    They liked the part about putting their arm round a girl but as soon as the 
    dance was over, they were offsky!  At home in Scotland I once asked a lot of 
    my friends about their P.E. teachers and every single one of them said their 
    teacher was Jordanhill trained.
    In my nursing days in Glasgow, we danced at the Highlanders and it was a mix 
    of Reeling, ceilidh and SCD.  Large groups of us went and I would say that 
    if asked, we all would have agreed we learned SCD from schools and Guide 
    groups and ceilidh from family parties, weddings and gatherings.
    Stella Fogg
    Richmond, VA
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    Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:28 PM
    Subject: Re: History question: were SCD actually taught to girl guides
    > I don't know about the girl guides, because I was in the girls  guildry. 
    > In
    > the late 50's/early 60's we did scd for about 30 minutes  every Monday 
    > night
    > in the church hall.
    > We also did it in school as part of PE.   and then in the 70's I  taught 
    > it
    > in PE.
    > I agree with Stella, not everyone in Scotland does SCD, but thye know 
    > what
    > it is!
    > Just as , everyone one in the USA doesn't do square dancing, but everyone 
    > is
    > aware of it and what it is!  (scarey thought really!  :-))
    > Elaine
    > In a message dated 2/12/2006 5:29:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
    > writes:
    > The  manual describes that the original formation of RSCDS was for the
    > purposes  of teaching Scottish rather than English country dances to
    > the Scottish  Girls Guides. However, I find no mention of whether that
    > was actually  achieved and if so, how long it lasted.
    > Any insight into this is  appreciated.
    > Regards,
    > Alex.

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