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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.
www.worldscoutingmuseum.org

 


 

 

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

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1946 - green lockable diary

 



GS logo change and font style change

1953





1958-1961

 

 

1962 - 1967

 

1968 - 1972









Current (2015) 3 year diary.


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