1940s GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA SASH – 15 Proficiency Badges


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For sale is an original 1940s GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA SASH with an assortment of 15 different Intermediate Girl Scout proficiency or merit badges. Judging from the types of merit badges earned, this scout would have worked on these badges from the mid 1940s through the early 1950s. The sash is from Girl Scout Troop Number 293 from the Washington DC. This uniform and accessories are in excellent condition. The uniform has a “Girl Scouts USA” patch sewn on the shoulder. The sash includes the troop number “293”, three membership stars, and a brownie wings patch. Girls between the ages of 10 to 13 years old were defined as Intermediate Girl Scouts. A top notch Girl Scout collectible.

This sash includes the following vintage merit badges (the dates in the parenthetical note the date range the Girl Scouts offered this type of proficiency badge):

1. Cat & Dog (1947-1963)
2. Camp Craft (1938-1963)
3. My Troop (1938-1963)
4. My Community (1938-1963)
5. Reader (1938-1963)
6. Land Animal Finder (1938-1947)
7. Housekeeper (1938-1963)
8. Outdoor Safety (1947-1963)
9. Outdoor Cook (1938-1963)
10. Rock Finder (1938-1947)
11. Nutrition (1947-1963)
12. Cook (1938-1963)
13. Musician (1938-1963)
14. Tree Finder (1938-1947)
15. Pioneer (1938-1963)

Juliette Gordon Low established the Girl Scouts as an organization to prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character. In 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era—and at a time when women in the United States couldn’t yet vote—this nearly deaf 51-year-old sparked a worldwide movement inspiring girls to embrace,
together, their individuality, strength, and intellect. The Girl Scouts today includes 1.7 million Girl Scouts in 92 countries. They’ve done so well that the struggling Boy Scouts are trying to pouch the girls to join the Boy Scouts.

There are six levels of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: Daisy Girl Scout (grades K–1); Brownie Girl Scout (grades 2–3); Junior Girl Scout (grades 4–5); Cadette Girl Scout (grades 6–8); Senior Girl Scout (grades 9–10); and Ambassador Girl Scout (grades 11–12).

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 6 × 6 in