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Resource Page - Things that AREN'T Girl Scout!

Frequently I get emails asking me to identify a pin, patch, badge, etc. that may look "Girl Scoutish" but in fact, belong to another group.  This page highlights some of the other programs that might be mistaken for Girl Scouts -

 

Girl Pioneers of America


Old Holy Name Society pin

A Roman Catholic confraternity for the laity
Confraternity of the Most Holy Name of God and Jesus


examples of Pathfinder Honors
Seventh Day Adventist youth program

oval, wool or felt-like fabric

Vintage 4-H County Awards




Vintage Beehive Girls Honor Badges

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints girl program

Belt sash with badges from the Oriole Girls

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Girls Clubs of America membership pin

Felt Girl Reserves armband and membership pin

Y.W.C.A. girl program

The YWCA Girl Reserves program was renamed Y-Teens in 1946.

Felt pennant and membership pin


Future Homemakers of America membership pin

Very old silk Sunbeam Girls badges



Older examples (above) and newer Sunbeam Girls
badges.

Salvation Army girls program






Sunbeam Girls and Girl Guards emblems







Vintage and newer Girl Guard badges

Salvation Army girl program


Examples from the 1974 era badge program

Pioneer Girls

Christian Service Brigade girls program
Renamed and co-ed as Pioneers Clubs


Girls' Auxiliary membership pin

Women's Missionary Unit of the Southern Baptist Church



Girls' Auxiliary was renamed Girls In Action in 1970.





World War 1 program. It's purpose was to promote patriotism among American girls and do war-relief work. The group never gained the membership of other "girl" organizations and once World War I ended, so did the organization. 



Girls' Friendly Society of the USA membership pins

Episcopalian Church

open to all girls



Camp Fire Girls


Camp Fire Girls membership pins



Camp Fire Girls



Bluebird membership pins

Camp Fire Girls





Camp Fire Girls adult membership pins





Camp Fire Girls membership charms




examples of Torch Bearer Craft Honors
Camp Fire Girls

 

 

 

YMCA Y-Indian Princess patch