In memory of Frances M. Tallman
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our friend and sister Girl Scout Frances M. Tallman who was 101.
In Fran’s own words, she "really grew up at Camp Hoffman and in Girl Scouting." From a first year camper in 1929 at age 10, to earning her Golden Eaglet in 1936, then serving as Hoffman’s waterfront director in the 1940’s, Fran’s love for Girl Scouts and especially Camp Hoffman was clear. As an adult, Fran remained actively involved with Girl Scouts and served as the Executive Director of the Ninigret Council serving East Greenwich, West Warwick, North Kingstown, Coventry and Narragansett. Fran also worked for GSUSA in a number of capacities—overseas in Germany, in the national headquarters, in the Atlanta regional office, and in the regional office in Boston as a training consultant. Below is a letter Fran sent to GSSNE several years ago:
Thinking of Camp Hoffman, as I often do.
I still think of "you" with nothing but pleasure. I think I really grew up in and with the camp and Girl Scouting. Here's to the future of Camp Hoffman. May it continue to serve its girls by adapting to its time yet retaining all the good traditions. Girls need links to the past.
Please join us in remembering Fran and all that she gave back to others, to girls and to Girl Scouting.