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Brownie Girl Scouts  PRE-Try-its!

Before the launch of the current Try-its program of triangular shaped badges, GSUSA researched and studied a variety of council programs of earned badges for Brownies. Little information remains on these pre-Try-its, but they are often found on Brownie sashes and vests.

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"Brownie B" wedges & Bridge To Junior - 1977-1986,  Junior Aide bar continues

 

Introduced in 1977 with the launch of the Worlds To Explore program, the Brownie B's were official and could be worn on the front of the sash. Each pie-shaped wedge indicated 1 year of group participation in  well-rounded Brownie B activities; Be a Discoverer, Be a Ready Helper, Be a Friend-maker. Yellow is for the 1st year, red for the 2nd year and blue for the third year. In a Brownie Girl Scout's 3rd year, she was encouraged to participate in bridging activities. The Junior Aide bar (often seen with these patches) was not earned in the Brownie level, but in the Junior level.

1978 - introduction of the  three 3"  Brownie B's fun patches - not for official wear, could be worn on back of the new Brownie sash. Offered in the NES catalogs.

1978

1978

1978

1980

1980

1981 -Puppeteer

1981 - Ice Skater

1981 - Jumping Rope

1981 - Kite Flying

1982 - 2" square patches introduced, not for official wear, could be worn on the back of the sash. Offered in the NES catalogs

Be A Discoverer

Be A Friend Maker

Be A Ready Helper

Be A Happy Hiker

 Be a Fun Maker

 Kite Flying

Jumping Rope

Ice Skater

Puppeteer

Roller Skating   new 1983

   

1985 - 2" square yellow backed patches with 2 new images; Bicycling and Running. These were only offered in the NES catalog for  one year.     Try-its were introduced in 1986.

Occasionally tan backed versions are seen.

These patches with wording were never offered in the NES catalogs

   

"Brownie Branchouts"

Holly Shores GSC

 

Mile Hi GSC, 1978

Southwest Connecticut & Westport, Connecticut.

Other badges in this series; owl,  beehive, sun, brownie cap

 

 

     

 

 

Although round, this patch has been found with the set above, on more than one vintage sash, and was likely part of the program.

 

Likely: Wichita GSC

 

 

 

Brownie Buttons




Thank you Ginger for sending in 3 additional buttons
in this series.

She notes that they came from the Drifting Dunes GSC, IN.

So far, we've uncovered 17 different buttons.

 

 

 

Girl Scouting

Arts

Safety

Outdoor Skills

Chicago GSC 1979

 

 

 

Image: Amanda Dorris

Image: Amanda Dorris

 

From Nishnabota GSC


THANK YOU JUANITA REED!

image Juanita Reed

image Juanita Reed

image Juanita Reed

 

Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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Swiftwater Council (New Hampshire)

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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

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Studio 2B Focus Patches -  2009

Girl Scout Journeys - 2008