My mission for the Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum is to research
and share information on Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding.
My interest is mostly in the tangible things of Girl Scouting.
Things you can hold and touch. I see a Girl Scout canteen and I
wonder; how old is it? how many different kinds of GS canteens were
made? what type of fabric was used for the canteen holder? and on
and on. I read about a former Girl Scout campsite and I want to know
the story of it; where is it located, why did it close, what was
it's name, who was it named after and why, how many acres, what did
the lodge look like? My curiosity seems to be endless when it
concerns Girl Scouting.
I began collecting Girl Scout memorabilia without realizing
it. One day I found an old handbook in the 25 cent bin at the
Goodwill. I adopted the book, more than bought it. Soon I was
picking up old uniforms, handbooks and such not really thinking of
what I was going to do with it all. My sister donated her sash to
the cause, as did many other wonderful people. Every military move
made me realize how many boxes were marked "GS". Now that my kids
are grown (I'm a grandma) I'm able to display some of this things in
my home office. While searching the internet one day, I found myself
daydreaming of an online web site that shared GS information with
other collectors - and the Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum was
The Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum keeps growing and evolving.
What first began as a showcase for my Girl Scout pin collection now
covers all aspects of Girl Scouts. People from all walks of life
share their Girl Scout memories, pictures and knowledge to help keep
the museum going.
Enjoy your visit - and don't be a stranger!
Nancy, the Vintage Girl Scout