Girl Scout Piper Project
The Girl Scout Piper Project was launched with great fanfare on
October 25, 1966 at the National Council Meeting (now called
National Conventions) in Detroit, Michigan. The 3-year Piper
Project was devoted to retaining membership in Girl Scouting
and increasing membership among girls who had never experienced
Bringing forth it's most notable celebrity troop leader - Mrs.
Harry Karl, aka Debbie Reynolds - was introduced as the Honorary
National Piper. The Piper Project team consisted of Miss Dephane
Tabor (national staff), Mrs.J. Lucian Smith (volunteer) and Ms.
All troop leaders were considered part of the Piper Project. The
project was heavily promoted in the Leader magazine during the
following months. The 7" record
and sheet music were sold in the GS catalogs from 1967 to 1972.
Piper Project related patches
Piper Project related button-style pins
Official Piper pins were handed out at the National Council
Meeting to all adults and Senior Girl Scouts.
It is believed that the upper left pin (oval) was the
official version and has been seen in red and white versions.
Debbie Reynolds with Seniors singing theme song on the cover
of the Girl Scout Leader magazine January 1967