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Girl Scouts & Bread


Occasionally Girl Scouting was saluted by bread makers.

These easily tossable items are a rare find.



1921  "Invisible Color Picture" Bread insert #9

This item was included inside the wrapper of Matthaei's Bread. Using a wet paint brush on the card, the colors would magically appear.

Patented July 12-21


Mentions that there are Girl Scouts in 26 countries, gives the Girl Scout slogan, motto and laws.

Matthaei's Bread

Insist upon Matthaei's (say Mat-tay's) Bread Every Day and get a different one of these Invisible Color Pictures FREE. Be sure to get a complete series of these pictures (illegible) with each loaf for a limited time.


1921 "Invisible Paint Card" Bread insert #20

A garden is a lovesome thing," and Girl Scouts love gardens. They dig the soil and plant the seeds for vegetables and flowers. They make a game of weeding and when the flowers are grown, they take bouquets to hospitals and sick friends. They can the vegetables for home use and usually have enough to give away. Such work is play to a Girl Scout, for other girls are making gardens too and all are trying to win the Girl Scout badges for gardening and canning.


Wool's Bread


These "fold and stand up" bread insert cards are a fun find. 

Year is unknown, but the "American" Girl Scout is wearing a khaki uniform.


Little Miss Sunbeam debuted in the 1940's to promote Sunbeam Bread. Somewhere along the way she became a Brownie Girl Scout.



Are you old enough to remember when sliced bread was wrapped in cellophane? Do you remember "Bread Ends" that helped to keep the cellophane sealed?

This is an odd piece - Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt was never the Honorary President of Girl Scouts of the USA.  Her term as First Lady ended in 1909 - a few years before Girl Scouting started.

More likely, they meant Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt - who was a big Girl Scout supporter.

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