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Girl Scout Diary


The Girl Scout Collector's Guide notes that the first GS diary was offered in 1928, however the first one offered in the catalogs was in 1929. Yearly pocket sized diaries lasted until 1954, with larger lockable diaries lasting until 1972.

Diaries have become popular again.


   Image donated by Ernie Altvater


F.T. Rick Bedsworth

 Las Vegas International
Scouting Museum.




It's a bit confusing. The diary itself has 1930 printed on it but the catalog entry says 1931 and shows a diary without a date on it.


Diary image by Ernie Altvater

This catalog entry matches the actual diary

Diary prices fell from 30 cents to 15 cents!
The diary appears to have been produced in two colors.

"Glimpses of the United States"




Although the item number remains the same the diary cover clearly has changed from a texture to a smooth finish.

Diary image by Michelle Jermy

The Fall 1943 and the Spring 1944 editions carried two different descriptions of the diary.


Likely due to possible rationing during the war years, it seems the 1945 diary was not available at first.








catalog image

catalog image


1941 - a 5 year diary in wine leatherette



1946 - green lockable diary


GS logo change and font style change





1962 - 1967


1968 - 1972

Current (2015) 3 year diary.

The American Girl Magazine sometimes carried ads for the Girl Scout Diary -

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