Back in the day, I was a Girl Scout...growing up in 1950s Suburbia, it was inevitable. I started out in Brownies, of course. Troop 120. We had lots of fun times at our meetings and at camp & campouts....and selling Girl Scout cookies. I went on to be a Cadette, but quit scouting once I hit high school...and became a brooding young artist! By the late 1960s, I was no longer interested in earning badges or going to meetings. I have no idea where most of my Girl Scout stuff is...maybe in the attic. I still have my pins & wore the oval Brownies one during college...Peace, Man!
Back in 2007, I was part of a group of artists who created a fatbook based on Girl Scout memories. The page above is one of 2 I created for the book. I'm lucky to have my school pix from elementary school & found that one of me dressed in my Brownies uniform on picture day, 1961.
My Girl Scouts page featured an image from the Girl Scout Handbook that I remember having...but I purchased one on eBay to do the fatbook. I also purchased a bunch of Girl Scout Badges to use for the fatbook. Each page featured an actual badge...every one different from the next. It was fun to see the badges & remember the ones I had earned way back when. I ended up with extra badges after creating my pages, so I called the local Girl Scout council & they were happy to take them.
So...Happy Birthday to all the Girl Scouts out there...past & present. Keep selling those cookies & we'll keep buying them...especially Thin Mints...YUM!