Girl Scout Flashlights & Lanterns:

Early Days

Covering Girl Scout & Brownie Flashlights, penlights, lanterns and any other source of light from 1925 through 1959 that can identified as being Girl Scout related. 

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1925

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  • Maker Unknown

  • 1928 - "Official Girl Scout Flash-light"  green finish

  • 1929 - Y-591 "Official Girl Scout Flash-light" grey-green finish

  • 1930 - Y-591 "Flashlight specially for Girl Scouts" grey-green finish

  • 1931 - Y-591 "Girl Scout Flashlight" gray-green finish

    • Y-593 Small green flashlight with insignia​ 

  • 1932 - M-401 "The Girl Scout Flashlight" Girl Scout green

  • 1933 - M-401 "The Girl Scout Flashlight" jade green finish

  • 1934 - M-401 jade green

  • 1935 - 11-401 green

  • 1936 - 11-401 enameled jade green

  • 1937 - 11-401 enameled jade green

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1928

1931

1937

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1931

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1931

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Trefoil is up here!

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1938

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11-411 is the same flashlight as M-411 shown above

1938

11-402 was only sold for 3 years

1938

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1940

Although the inventory number remained the same, 11-411, the flashlight is clearly a different model from the one above. 

It is smooth chrome with paint.

By 1947 the inventory number changes to 11-417.

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1942

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1941

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1946

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1948

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1950

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1950

Christmas Catalog

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This unidentified Girl Scout Flashlight (right) may be an example of 11-417 - the difference is in the switch plate/thumb plate. This one doesn't match the example shown in the Girl Scout catalog, but it also doesn't fit anywhere else. The closet is the 1940's 11-411 shown above, but the switch plate is very different. Later flashlights of this style have color bands on the body of the flashlight.

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1956

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1956

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1957

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1956

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The same flashlight as 11-420 (above) but without the "purse-size" addition

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1958

Same paint job as 11-400 and 11-420, AND using the same inventory number as above, but sporting a flashy plastic red head.

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1954

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1959

1966

  • Shorter red cap

  • Cap has ridges

  • Inventory number changed              to 15-501

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1957

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  • Cap has ridges

  • Inventory number changed              to 15-500

1966

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