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The Girl Scout Diary
Yearly, pocket-sized, diaries were first offered in 1928, and continued until 1954. The first lockable diary came in 1940.
F.T. Rick Bedsworth
Las Vegas International Scouting Museum.
The price of the 1932 Girl Scout Diary fell from 30 cents to 15 cents! The size was changed to 3" x 5" and it appears that it came in 2 colors. 224 pages!
A nice close-up of the 1933 Girl Scout Diary showing the fine details of the cover.
Introduce 1932F for the 1933 diary.
The 1934 Girl Scout Diary was the first to have a title - Glimpses of the United States. It offered diarists an imaginary tour of the Girl Scout Little House in Washington D.C. as well as each state and some territories. Maps, information on historical destinations were included.
It continued with the tradition of offering useful Girl Scout information for camping, hiking, bird watching, etc.
The 1935 Girl Scout diary's price dropped to 10 cents.
The 1937 Girl Scout Diary "skillfully relates the crafts of our 12 Girl Scout regions to the natural resources of the different localities."
This 1940 5-year diary was only offered briefly, but by 1941F
it was gone.
1941 brought the first lockable 1-year diary. It was called "A Page A Day," with the traditional trefoil in the corner and a lock and key feature. Red leatherette
The green leatherette diary cover was popular.