A new eye-catching sign marks the site of the 1959 Girl Scout Senior Roundup just north of Colorado Springs to pay tribute to the site of this historical international gathering.
The 55-year-old sign was showing its age and the Roundup Reunion participants wanted to replace it. With the help of Roger Cox at House of Signs in Frisco, Colo., this beautifully designed sign features the 1959 logo and marks the site where 10,000 Senior Girl Scouts camped for two weeks at the foot of Pikes Peak.
Volunteer Nancy Henning spear-headed the effort to replace the sign that sits on Air Force Academy property.
The theme from of the 1959 Roundup was “A Mile High - A World Wide” and the event gave those girls the opportunity to expand their horizons and to learn from Girl Scouts and Guides from around the USA and many foreign countries, while looking to the future themselves.
The next time you’re driving north-bound from Colorado Springs, about a half mile north of the Briargate exit (#151), look for our new sign on the east side of I-25. And listen carefully, you may hear 10,000 voices singing!