Two of the most unusual charters made by the steamer AVALON were the Girl Scout trips from June 23 – July 5, 1961. Decades after those Scouts had toured the Lower Mississippi on the AVALON, one of their number had opportunity to visit with Capt. Doc Hawley and reminisce about the trip. Doc was presented with a copy of the newsletter which the Scouts produced on that occasion, and has graciously shared it with us during the boat’s Centennial year. We hope you enjoy reading this memory from a half century ago!