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Updates to the Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum
I modified the new ABC cookie poster (I didn't like their logo
October 22, 2012
New Page - What's new in the Girl Scout
August 18, 2012
New page - Girl Scout Car License Plates,
Booster Plates and Plate Frames
July 21 - Coming Soon!
July 18 - although I haven't been posting here, the website has been
updated. There's an image of 100th Anniversary Pin for the First
National Headquarters image now, several camp patches have found a
home on their Camp Scrapbook page. New Brownie Girl Scout Valentine!
A wonderful image of the rare rayon Mariner Pin! There's more, but
for the life of me - my mind has drawn a blank.
June 14 - California and Michigan camp pages updated.
May 5 - Where can I get a Girl Scout Coca Cola?
May 4 - Illinois camp page updated. More new pins!
I love seeing new pins!
April 23 - Embroidered Girl Scout pins
has it's own page now.
April 20th - Minnesota & Virginia camp pages completed.
found an actual camp in the District of Columbia!
Girl Scout Camps.
Read about Girl Scouts spending a week at the
local internment camp for Germans, right in Minnesota, in 1946!
April 12 - Nebraska and Maryland camp page updates completed.
April 3 - Iowa camp page completed - now up to 1107 camps listed on
the Camps A-Z page.
April 1 - Missouri camp page updated, 1071 verifiable Girl Scout
Camps of far!!!!
March 25 - J.G. sent in some TV
updates that are Girl Scout
The answer to the lingering question is yes - the pet cemetery at
Camp Woodlands, South Dakota is still active. Entire brochure in on
the Girl Scout Camps - South Dakota
March 24 - Kentucky and Hawaii camp updates are completed.
March 23 -
Have you ever bumped into Girl Scout Betty? She
was a comic strip character that ran for 53 episodes way back in
1931-1932. Betty and her Girl Scout training helped her through all
sorts of trials and tribulations. It took a lot of hunting and
searching to find her, but I was able to uncover several episodes.
The author was renowned illustrator Montfort Amory.
She now has her own page. Check her out!
Here's an example:
March 20 - Georgia and North Dakota camp updates
completed. 965 verifiable Girl Scout Camps so far!
March 18 - North Carolina Completed!
March 13 - Georgia brings the
total to 899 verifiable Girl Scout Camps!
March 10 - Ohio's camp page updated, total tally
874 verifiable Girl Scout Camps!
February 28 - Vermont brings the list up to 771 verifiable Girl
February 26, I'm more than half way through the Camp updates, and
the list is at 755 verifiable Girl Scout camps so far! Just finished
up Puerto Rico, Delaware, and US Territories.
February 25 - West Virginia Camp Page is finally done!
February 13th - Maine and Mississippi Camp Pages updated.
February 8, 2012 - This grid below shows that Camp Scrapbook pages
that have been updated, if they have a line under the letters - the
link will take you to that page. You'll notice there are more
"states" listed than normal. Those are territories or GSUSA camps
overseas. Each update to a page can take up to a week to complete,
however, I really enjoy the research! I just completed the GSUSA
camps overseas for Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean (AE).
The Camp List A-Z page has been updated and linked to the other camp
pages. The list only contains the states that have been updated so
Thanks for the emails - the Cookie Pins link is fixed.
December 22, 2011 - Washington State
Girl Scout Camp page updated. Happy Holidays!
December 19, 2011
- So how many S&H green stamps does it take to buy a truck for a
camp? Check out the updated Girl Scout Camps -
Wisconsin has also been updated.
Michael's Arts & Craft store have a NEW set-up of Girl Scout
stickers, beads, and other craft items!
Walmart and Claire's have the new Girl Scout lip balms!
27, 2011 - I've been researching and updating the Camp Scrapbook
section of the website. It's slow going work. I've completed about a
dozen pages: NM, AZ,
SD, PA (not
completely done), AL,
OK, NV, WY,
AK. I've been scouring newspaper archives
to track down the information on older or extinct camps.
November 1 - Girl Scout Camp
Red Rock in Oklahoma is up for sale, $990,000 - if you got it handy.
T. Young sent me the following link:
While doing a bit of research on the sale, I came across another
Girl Scout Camp that's for sale. Camp Tenkiller in Oklahoma. So
October 30 - starting an
overhaul to the Camp Scrapbook sections, pages may be unavailable at
times. Merana sent in an image of a GS
cookie jar I've never seen, and some Girl Scout
My tribute to Juliette Low's birthday:
October 26 - Wow, just returned
from Arizona. I was able to visit the Girl Scout - Arizona
Cactus-Pine Council Shop. They were so wonderful and nice! My
sister, sister-in-law and myself were allowed to visit the Barbara
Anderson Girl Scout Museum and explore the the treasures. I also
picked up some fun pins and patches from the shop. Thank you so much
Their council is selling the new fall product tin that's in the
shape of old luggage with Girl Scout stickers. My council isn't
selling them, so I was so thankful I was able to purchase one.
Then I went to the local Wal-Mart in Prescott and found the
"Friendly's Girl Scout Thin Mint Ice Cream Cake" - again not
available in my area.
I bought one for our family dinner we had later that day. And I kept the
The final treat was the Hobby Lobby of Prescott. They had some Girl
Scout fabric. I picked up a couple of yards. It was nice to see some
was still available.
(Girl Scout fabric)
October 17 - Check out the Girl Scout Cookie Section! I've been
working on updating and adding new items to the Girl Scout Cookie
section. New page; Girl Scout Cookie Jars.
I started a wonderful timeline of Girl
Scout Cookies, including wonderful tidbits of boycotts, episodes
of tampering with the cookies, the baking company that couldn't keep
up with the demands of Girl Scout cookies, when new boxes and
varieties of cookies appeared. The Cookie box section was so big, it
became 2 pages: Girl Scout Cookie Boxes -
Modern Era and Vintage Girl
Scout Cookie Boxes - now you can close in on a date for your box
collection. There are plenty of mystery
cookie boxes - do you know who baked them and when???????
Girl Scout Cookie Posters has been
updated as well.
October 8 - updated and renamed the
Putting A Date To Your
Girl Scout Cookie Boxes page. The boxes
were identify by combing through old issues of Girl Scout Leader
Magazines and other sources.
I've identified the following bakers;
Weston's Biscuit Company
Burry's Biscuit Company
Famous Foods of Virginia (FFV - a company of Southern
Megowen-Educator Food Company
Blue Ribbon Cake Company
Carr Consolidated Biscuit Company
Brownie Baker Company
That's seven of the 29 licensed bakers thought to active in the 1940s -
1950s, and doesn't included ABC or Little Brownie bakers.
Also, I was left with 21 examples of Girl Scout cookie boxes that I
could not identify the baker. Can you help?
Can anyone put a date on this little square Girl Scout cookie gem?
Butter Flavored Shortbread
My plan is to continue collecting and dating more recent images of
Girl Scout Cookies.
October 7 - Found this wonderful image online - this mural was done
in Philadelphia for the 95th anniversary.
New Page: Girl Scout Ice
Isn't this a lovely logo?
October 6 - new page launched, Girl Scout
Cookbooks through the years, just a small collection of
cookbooks offered by GSUSA and other organizations. Ernie sent in an
update to the Mystery GG/GS page. Happy
to see the Cookie Pin continues for 2012.
October 2 - two months
since my last update! I apologize to everyone who sent in
email. I have been dreadfully slow in answering them. I am
updating the website this week with many of those emails that
contained new info. With the launch of the new website program in
March I accidentally omitted several Girl Scout pin pages (Figural
Pins, Rare pins, Fun Pins, etc) they are now listed on the Site Map
page and at the bottom of every Girl Scout pin page. Laura B. was
kind enough to send in the location of the
Juliette Low Plaque - YEAH! The
Alvaters sent in a new vintage Girl
Scout Valentine and Girl Scout Bus Pass.
There are people who attended Girl Scout camps in
New York and
in Italy looking to connect with other
campers. Ward Ryan sent in images of his mom in her Girl Scout
Hospital Aide uniform (I misplaced her
name, I'm sorry). Janet H. of New York sent in information about the
Girl Scout Service Pin and all those
bars (there were 12 bars that could be earned). Two mysteries were
solved on the Mystery page by
international visitors to the website; Cameron and Thomas.
August 2 - new page
Glorious Girl Scout Headbands!
Girl Scout Headscarves and
Brownie Headscarves pages updated!
July 30 - The new Scouting stamps - the girl version is not
July 28 - Girl Scout Equestrian Units -
Mounted Troops started
July 19 - Girl Scout Raingear added.
Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain!
July 18 -
worked on the official but non-uniformed Girl Scout clothing, many under
the trademark of Scoutogs.
July 15 - Girl Scout Camera
page updated (in the Girl Scout Collectible section). Thanks for the
emails. I am fixing the glitch in the The Girl Scout Clothes Line
Girl Scouts Put Their Heart
on Display on North Michicago Avenue!
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago
and Northwest Indiana is sharing its heart with
everyone in the greater Chicago area! Eager to show our vibrant
brand to the world and provide our support for a heart-health
awareness campaign from Northwestern’s Bluhm
Cardiovascular Institute, we are participating in the very visible,
prominent "Hearts a Bluhm" public art display and awareness
campaign. Our Girl Scout-themed, five-foot-high ceramic
heart, painted with a bright green sash and trefoil shape, was painted
by a student from Columbia College and is on display for all to see on
North Michigan Avenue, between Ontario and Ohio streets through the
month of February. We hope you have an opportunity to view our heart and
all the other creative hearts on display to call attention to heart
health in February!
July 2011 - I've been busy over the last
New Section - Our Ladies in Khaki and
New pages - Girl Scouts on TV
The Girl Scout Anniversaries are divided into a page for each
anniversary; 25th, 50th, etc
Updates to the Bicentennial page - does anyone have a color
image of the official GSUSA Bicentennial candle?
Apparently it was ok to wear the pin or
the patch of the International Women's Year (a stylized dove with the
women's symbol ) on the Girl Scout
uniform for a short time.
This October 1975 cover of the
Girl Scout Leader helps us to date two items. The girl is wearing a Macy
Bolo tie and one version of the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund pin.
Did the new age level in Girl Scouting - Ambassador - have a
familiar ring to those of us with older ears? Yep - remember these?
The Ambassador and Ambassador program was launched in 1975, for Girl
Scouts who move and for the new troop that accepted the moved Girl
Scout. This brief program (gone by 1979) encouraged any Girl Scout who
moved to share with her new troop something about her old community;
local customs, unique celebrations, etc. This would qualify her to be an
Ambassador. The troop accepting the new girl would share information
about her new community. This would qualify them for the Ambassador Aide
patch. There is no indication in the October 1975 issue of the Girl
Scout Leader magazine that this program was limited to any certain age
level of Girl Scouting.
Bummer - found this little tidbit. Did they ever tell Rebecca they went
with a younger Girl Scout? At least she got to meet the (future) President!
Tears of Sadness - I started working on updating the Camp Scrapbook,
listing all the camps and showing patches, postcards, etc. I was
heartbroken to see how many camps are closed or are closing. Soon all we
will have are photographs and memories.
April 13 - Researching the Girl Scout Committee/Associate pin that was
offered from 1920 and gone by 1957.Official
Adult-Level Girl Scout Pins
It seems that the G.S. was
added to the pin prior to 1933 - which is what the date the Girl Scout
Collector's Guide states. The GS catalog from 1927 clearly shows the GS
on the pin. Also - any idea why the cost of the pin dropped from 75
cents to 25 cents? Were the first ones of real gold? Looking for an
image of the pin made prior to the GS being added.
April 10 - Donna K. of New Jersey was kind enough to send me some images
of patches and other things from her adventures in Girl Scouting. Check
out the following pages to see - MACY (photo & patch), Our Chalet
(patches, silk and local pin), Our Cabana (silver spoon), New Jersey
Camps page (multiple patches), Sangam (patch), Our Ark (patch) and
March 20th - new page added,
from 1963 forward - not completed yet, I was getting
tired. It goes up to 2000. It's an overall look at the Cadette program
and the uniforms. I'll finish it up when I can.
March 2011 - The Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum has gone through a much
needed update of the web-building program. I have retired the old Front Page
program and have rebuilt the museum in Expressions Web 4. As you will see as
your wander through the museum, there are new things to see, some things
that have moved, and some thing waiting to be launched. My goal was to make
the website formatting up-to-date. Front Page was woefully out of date. My
hope is that updating this website will go faster. Old bookmarks will no longer work.
New things added: Links to old Girl Scout videos; see First Lady Eleanor
Roosevelt at the 1937 Silver Jubilee, the 1959 Senior Roundup, etc. Look
Information on the S.S. Juliette Low, more World War 1 service work by
Girl Scouts, historic Girl Scout trees.