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Girl Scout Badges 1938 -1962

Between 1938 & 1939 a badge explosion came to Girl Scouting. Suddenly, badges were colorful and there were so many more of them! Between 1938 and 1963 Intermediate Girl Scouts had a wonderful variety to explore. The fabric that the badges were made of started out with a silver-green fabric, then around 1948 badges were produced on brighter green fabric. These were still being produced on circle of fabric and the excess fabric was meant to be tucked under when sewn on the uniform. Around 1955 badges were finally crafted with an embroidered edge - no more tucking! Around 1961 some badges were produced on the newer, thinner green fabric being used for the uniforms.  As always, badge designs and badge names were updated often.

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1953 
 Adventurer 
 

 

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1953 
Animal Raiser 
 

 

Architecture

 

1947 Aviation

 

1947 Backyard Camper

Basketry

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1947 Beekeeping

 

 

 Bibliophile 
 

 

 
 

Bird Finder

Bird 1947

 

Boating

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 Book Finder 
d/c 1947

 

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 Bookbinding 
 

Campcraft

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1953 Canoeing
 

 

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1947  Cat and Dog 
 

Child Care

1947 Clerk

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 Clothing 
 

 

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 Colorcraft 

d/c 1953

 

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Community Safety 
 
 Public Safety - 1941 
 
Community Safety 1947 
 
 

 

1947 Conservation

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 Conversationalist - 1953

(this is an image of the 1963 Cadette version)

 

 

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 Cook 
 

 
 

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example of old thread colors on the new Silver Green fabric

 Cyclist 
d/c 1980

 

 

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1953 
 Dabbler 
 

 

1947 Dairy

 

Dancer

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 Design 
d/c 1953

 

 

 
 
Dramatic Appreciation
 

 

 

Drawing and Painting

 

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1953 
 Dressmaker

 

 

Explorer

 

 

     
 

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1947 
 Farmer 
 

 

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1947 
 Farm Safety 
 
 

First Aid

 

 
 Folk Dancing 
 Folk Dancer - 1947 
 
 

Foods

Foot Traveler

 

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Fresh Water Life Finder 
d/c 1947

 

 

1947 
Fruit Raiser 
 

 

 

1938 Games 
1953 Athlete 
 

 

1953 
 Games 
 

 

 


 

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 Gardener 

Home Gardener - 1947

 

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 Garden Flower Finder

 Garden Flower - 1947

 

 

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 Glass


 

 

 

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1947  Good Grooming


 

 

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Group Music 
 Group Musician - 1947

Handywoman

 


 Health Aid

 

Homehealth

 


 

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1953  Homemaker

 

Home Nursing

1947 Home Nurse

 

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1938 
SG - Home Safety 
d/c 1947

 

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Horsewoman 
 

 

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Hostess 
Hospitality - 1953 
 

 

 

Insect Finder

1947 Insect


 
 

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 Interior Decorating 
Interior Decoration - 1947

 

Journalist

 

Junior Citizen

Active Citizen 1953

 

 

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 Leather

 

Life Saver

 

Land Animal Finder

1947 Mammal


 

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1953 Magic Carpet 
 

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 Metal

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 Minstrel

Music Appreciation

 

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Musician 
 

My Community

 

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1938
SG - My Country
d/c 1948

 

1939 My Country

 

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1953  My Government 
 

 

 

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1957  My Trefoil 
 

 

My Troop

 

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Needlecraft 
 
 

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1947 
 Nutrition 
 

   


 


 

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 Outdoor Cook

 

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1947 
Outdoor Safety
 
     
 

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 Personal Health 
 
 

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 Photography 
 

 

 Pioneer 
 

 

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 Play Director

Player - 1947 
d/c 1953

 

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1947  Play Producer 
 Producer - 1953 
 

 

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1953 
 Player 
 

 

 

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 Pottery 
d/c 1953

 

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1953 
Pottery 
 

1947 
Poultry Raiser 
 

 

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 Prints - 1938 
d/c 1947

 

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1953 
Pen Pal 
 

Public Health

 

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1953 
 Puppeteer 
 

 

   

1947 
 Rabbit Raiser 
d/c 1953

1947  Radio 
1953 Radio and Television 
 

 

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1947 
Rambler

 

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Reader 

 

 

1947 Reptile and Amphibian

 

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 Rock Finder 
 Rock and Mineral - 1947 
 

       



 Salt Water Life Finder 
d/c 1947

 

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1953 
 Salt Water / Water Life

 

 

 

 Scribe 
d/c 1947

 

 

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Sculpture 
d/c 1953

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Sewing 
1953 Seamstress  

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1953 Skater

 

 

 

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1947 Speaker

 

 

 

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1953 Sports

 


 

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 Stagecraft 
d/c 1947

 

 

 1938-1947  Star Finder

 

1947 Star

 

 

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1953 Story Teller


 

 

Swimmer

 

 

 

1947 Traveler

 

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 Tree Finder 
1947 Tree 
 

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1953 
 Textile Design

 

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 Transportation & Communication 
d/c 1947


 

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 Troop Dramatics

 

 

1947 
Truck Gardener


 

 

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Typography 
1947 Prints

 
     
 

1947 Weather

 

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 Weaving 
 

 

1947 Western Hemisphere

 

Wild Plant Finder

1947 Wild Plant

 

1938 Winter Sports

1953 Skiing, also found as Skier 
 

Wide World

1947 World Neighbor

 


 

 Wood

 


 

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 World Gifts

 

World Interpreter

1947 Interpreter

1953 Language

 
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World Knowledge

1947 One World

1953 My World

 


 

 

 World Trefoil

 

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 Writer

 


 

 

   

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Worlds to Explore Brownie Try-its - 1980

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Worlds to Explore Interest Project Patches Cadettes/Seniors- 1980

Daisy Promise Center and Learning Petals - 2000

Brownie Try-its - Brown Borders - 2000

Junior Badges - Green Borders - 2000

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Studio 2B Focus Patches -  2009

Girl Scout Journeys - 2008