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Girl Scouts Serve In World War II

Service Bureau Pin

Girl Scout Service Bureau Pin 1941-1945

Girl Scouts were working hard on the homefront during World War II, providing are variety of services and promoting citizenship and patriotism during a very difficult time.

The "V" is for victory




Spring 1942 and Fall 1943 Girl Scout Equipment catalogs showing patriotic themes.


This Meal Planning Guide July 1943 promotes War Bonds, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts AND thrifty menu ideas!


1943 War Bond pin showing the Girl Scout, Camp Fire Girls and Boy Scout emblems. If you have any info on how the pin was earned or worn, etc. - let us know!


1943 Training Card for the Girl Scouts of D.C., Inc.,

 that this person completed

 a 12 hour Defense Course in Group Leadership.


Camp Counselor Training in Wartime booklet

This Cinderella stamp shows the white Civil Defense logo (triangle) that was quickly dropped from the Girl Scout World War II emblems.

1943 newspaper ad




image: Robert Rodgers

War Service Emblem 
worn by all adult Girl Scouts on uniform
Spring 1942


Image: Robert Rodgers
Senior Scout Service Patch
Spring 1942 

image: Robert Rodgers

War Service Emblem 
worn by all adult GS Leaders 
Fall 1942-1946



Senior Service Scout 
Fall 1942-Spring 1955 
worn by Senior GS who had taken
the pledge of being a Senior Service Scout,
or later - who had completed the requirements
 for the 5-point program
(before the introduction of the 5-point pin
and the Senior Interest patches).
2 sizes; large for uniform/armband, small for hat.



September 1943

 the girl is wearing a Girl Scout Farm Aide

 patch on her pocket


Girl Scout Farm Aide Description



Girl Scout Service

Girl Scout Life Saving and War Service Awards

Girl Scouts Serve In World War I

Girl Scouts Serve In World War II

Girl Scouts Serve In Internment Camps

S.S. Juliette Low


The American Girl magazine showed strong, patriotic themes on its covers throughout the war.

March 1942

September 1942,

the girl is studying a

 food rations booklet

November 1942

 "Buy War Bonds and Stamps NOW"


March 1943
 both Girl Scouts are wearing
the Senior Scout Service patch
and touch upon the importance
of aviation in the war.

The Victory Garden cover, 1943

This dramatic cover to the American Girl

 in July 1943 reflected the seriousness

 of the war effort during World War II.

July 1944