Vintage Girl Scout's Blog

Well, here it is ... a blog that shares the things about Girl Scouting that interest me. This blog will also list the updates to the Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum at

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Girl Scout Trivia

Yesterday, while sorting through some boxes of archives at my council office I learned:

  • The official launch date of the Wings Girl Scout program was July 13, 1942.

  • In 1924, the Girl Scout Leader magazine admonished girls and leaders to complete the Red Cross course for the badge requirements. The Red Cross course WAS 30 WEEKS LONG!

Council's Own Badges

Whew! Who knew there were so many council's own badges, try-its and ipp's out there? I've spent some time lately sorting out over 200 images of these things and have added them to the website - and I know there are more out there.

This information is important to save. 20 - 50 -100 years from now - will anyone remember what these unique badges meant? Even now, it's really hard to identify council badges that are only 25-30 years old.

I've divided these badges on the website into 9 catagories, but it's not an exact science. Take a look when you have the chance, there are many great designs!