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Mariner Girl Scouts

 

 

Very early Mariner manual

There were many Girl Scout troops that focused on boating skills before the Mariner Girl Scout program for Senior Girl Scouts officially began in 1934. Many of these programs were studied and helped to develop the uniform, ranking, pins and manuals of the Mariners.

1940 Mariner Bracelet

 

Mariner Logs, noting where they went!

 

Mariner ID Strip

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Black Mariner Scarf, 2 Pocket Patches

Gob Style Hat with a Senior Scout Service Patch

The classic Mariner uniform changed little over the years. World War II shortages eliminated the 10 white buttons on the front of the skirt. The white braid on the skirt was discontinued in 1953. Official slacks and shorts were available. A blue beret was official for a time, but the sailor cap or "gob" hat was so popular the beret was discontinued. The whole uniform was discontinued in 1960. Mariners instead wore the green Senior uniform with a Mariner Interest patch.

Beret Style Hat

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Mariner Manuals; L- R 1943, 1948,1955

 

Jack Tar Rank

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Seaman Rank

1 Chevron - Jack Tar 
2 Chevrons - Seaman 
3 Chevrons - Old Salt 
Star - Helmsman  (Added - 1955)
white embroidery on blue

1960 Senior Interest Patch

 

1963 Senior Interest Patch

 

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One version of the Mariner Girl Scout Pin

Click below to learn more about all the different Mariner Pins.

Mariner Girl Scout Pins

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Midshipmite Pin

 

 

This Mariner Girl Scout doll was available in the 1952 NES catalog for a mere $3.95.

Girl Scout badges with nautical or water themes.

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Catalogs carried Mariner Outfits

September 1940

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Vintage GS Calendar Picture

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October 1937