Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum

Girl Scout Badges 1928 -1937

1928 was a year of change in Girl Scouting. The familiar khaki uniform was replaced by the newly restyled, updated green uniform. Although considered green, the fabric was actually a mix of white and greyish threads, creating a grey-green color. As stock of khaki badges were sold out, new badges were produced on the same grey-green fabric. Originally the badges were on  squares of fabric, to be trimmed in tucked when stitched to the sleeve or the newly launched badge sash. Later the badges were cut round with the excess fabric still needing to be tucked under. As always, badge requirements and designs were constantly updated to meet the needs of Girl Scouts.

 

Archer 1928-1938

 Artist 1928-1938

Athlete 1928-1938

Bird Finder 1928-1938

Bugler 1928-1932 oval

1933-1938 round badge

(but I've never seen a round one)

 

Business Woman 1928-1938

1928-1938

Child Nurse 1928-1938

Citizen 1928-1930

Junior Citizen 1931-1938

Cook 1928-1938

 

Craftsman 1928-1938

Cyclist 1928-1938

Dancer 1928-1938

Dressmaker 1928-1938

 

Drummer

1928-1932 oval badge

1933-1938 round badge

Economist

1928-1929

Electrician 1928-1938

First Aide 1928-1938

Fresh Water Life Finder 1930-1938

 

Garden Flower 1928-1931

Garden Flower Finder 1932-1938

 

 

 Gardener 1931-1938

 

Girl Scout Aide 1928-1938

 

Girl Scout Neighbor 1928-1938

 

Handywoman 1928-1938

 

Health Guardian 1928-1929

 

Health Winner 1928-1938

 

 

Homemaker 1928-1929

Housekeeper 1929-1938

not all sources agree that the name change came in 1929, but rather 1928

Home Nurse 1928-1938

 

Home Service 1928-1931

Homemaker 1933-1938

 

Horsewoman 1928-1938

 

Hostess 1928-1938

 

 

(unusual brown version)

Insect Finder 1925-1938

 

International Knowledge 1928-1931

World Knowledge 1931-1938

 

Interpreter

1928-1931

Journalist 1928-1938

 

Land Animal Finder 1928-1938

 

Laundress 1928-1938

 

 

Minstrel 1929-1938

 

Milliner 1928-1938

 

Motorist 1928-1938

 

Musician 1928-1938

 

The Naturalist badge is listed and shown in the 1928 & 1929 catalogs, but most information has this badge d/c in 1927

Naturalist

Needlewoman 1928-1938

 

 

(unusual olive green border)

Observer 1928-1931

Girl Scout Observer 1932-1938

 

Pathfinder 1928-1938

 

Photographer 1928-1938

 

 

(unusual olive green thread)

Pioneer 1928-1938

 

 

Rambler 1928-1938

 

Rock Finder 1928-1938

 

Sailor 1928-1938

 

Scholarship 1928-1938

 

 

Scribe 1928-1938

 

Signaler 1928-1938

 

Star Finder 1928-1938

 

 

Swimmer 1928

Life Saver 1929-1938

 

Swimmer 1929-1938

 

Telegrapher 1928-1938

Tree Finder 1928-1938

 

Water Animal Finder 1928-1929

Salt Water Life  Finder 1930-1938

not all sources agree that this badge was d/c in 1927 then reinstated in 1933. Catalogs from 1928 through 1932 lists this badge as current.

 

1928 catalog

1930 catalog

Wild Flower Finder 1928-1938

World Interpreter 1931-1934

 

World Interpreter 1934-1938

 

 

Woodcraft Scout 1928-1932

Woodcraft Girl Scout 1932-1938

 

   

insert content here

Navigation

Badges 101

Girl Scout Badges - White Felt

Girl Scout Badges - Khaki

Girl Scout Badges - 1928

Girl Scout Badges - 1938

Junior Girl Scout Badges - 1963

Cadette Girl Scout Badges - 1963

Brownie Pre-Try-its

Worlds to Explore Brownie Try-its - 1980

Worlds to Explore Juniors/Cadettes- 1980

Worlds to Explore Interest Project Patches Cadettes/Seniors- 1980

Daisy Promise Center and Learning Petals - 2000

Brownie Try-its - Brown Borders - 2000

Junior Badges - Green Borders - 2000

Cadette and Senior Interest Project Awards - Blue Borders - 2000

Studio 2B Focus Patches -  2009

Girl Scout Journeys - 2008