Girl Scout Whistles

Some really old Girl Scout belts still have the hook on them for the Girl Scout whistle!

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1925

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For reason unknown, some Girl Scout whistles had the trefoil engraved upside-down.

B & R was not the manufacturer of the whistles, but the distributor, according to online sources.

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1930

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1936

  • Amazingly this designed remained unchanged for 26 years!

  • By 1968 - it's last year, the price had only gone up to 25 cents.

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1968

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Free mini-whistle was the Give-Away Girl Scout Birthday product for 1968

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1969

  • Unfortunately quality control was poor with these whistles. The plastic trefoil insert was glued without care, leaving the trefoil at any angle.

  • The whistle disappeared from the GS catalogs after 1977, but probably was still available until the new whistle debut in 1982,

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1982

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1989

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  • Green lanyard added, sold as a set from 1989

1990

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  • 1997 was the launch of 6 difference whistles

  • Didn't last long, gone by the 1999 catalog

1997

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2015

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