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Girl Scout Camp Fund Booklets

Girl Scout Camp Fund Booklets were a useful and fun way for girls to save for camp. Once a girl earned a dime or two, she could go to her council office and buy a stamp - saving her way to camp!

1949 Girl Scout Camp Savings Booklet - image donated by Ernie Altvater

Close up of Camp Fund stamps

Ernie writes: First, there are 3 scans of the 1949 Girl Scout Camp Savings Fund card (one full size, two close-ups).  This program was apparently inspired by the U.S. Savings Stamp program (remember -- you could buy 10-cent and 25-cent savings stamps at the Post Office, and when you reached $18.75 you could trade in your stamp booklet for a  savings bond that would be worth $25 when matured), only the idea was that a girl would save for summer camp. The card has a total of 90 spaces (36 on  the front side, 54 on the back) and was folded to one-third size.  I've seen Girl Scout Camp Fund stamps in 5-cent, 10-cent, and 25-cent denominations. 

1941 Camp Stamp Booklet for  Camp St. Albans, Washington State