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Official Adult-Level Girl Scout Pins

Additional Girl Scout pins that may be found on adult uniforms, old and new!

Originally an optional item for adult uniformed wear, it also became optional on Cadette and Senior uniforms as well. 1973 cost - 50 cents.

 

Adult Girl Scout Committee/Associate Pins

        First introduced in 1920, this pin was generally for anyone who wished to be a part of Girl Scouting, but for some reason, could not be an active member. At first, a committee member had to pass the Tenderfoot Test, but this requirement was later dropped. The title "Associate" was added in 1935. The title "Committee" was dropped in 1942. The "GS" on the pin was visible in the 1927 (and '28. etc) Girl Scout Catalog, but according to the Girl Scout Collector's Guide, was not added until 1933. Two similar pins, specially stamped for Girl Scout events are also shown. No indication on why the cost of the pin dropped from 75 cents in the 1920s, to 50 cents by 1935. The last year it was offered, 1957-S, the pin was only 25 cents.



1926 GS Catalog  


1927 GS Catalog, "G.S." clearly on pin, 
prior to the currently accepted dated of 1933.





Committee/Association Pin on card
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1937 Silver Jubilee Camp pin
Alvaters

A.A.G. 1938



1941 Juliette Low Western Hemisphere Camp pin
 
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1975-1978

1975 - 1978

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1978 Catalog only




1976 - 1979
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1980
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1985
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Thanks Badge

 Although currently for truly outstanding service of a Girl Scout member, originally the Thanks Badge could be awarded outside of Girl Scouting, to members of the community as well as members of Girl Scouting. The Thanks Badges has been around since 1913. Approval from National Headquarters has been required since 1917.  Generally red, white and green pins were for non-members, and the red, white and blue was for members. That ended in 1958 when the red, white and green was discontinued. There has been some changes in the metal used in the pin. Since 1974 the Thanks badge as been gold filled, metal. A miniature Thanks badge was introduced in 1972. The Thanks Badges II was introduced in 1997.

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Green, red, white version of the Thanks Badge  





1972




1997
  

 

Size comparison of the Thanks Badge (S),

Thanks Badge II (X) and the Miniature Thanks Badge (Y) 

 

 

 

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Adult Uniform Hat "GS" emblem
1917-1920
Uniformed Hat Pin

Adult Uniform "GS" emblems were worn on collars or shoulders, depending on the current style of uniform.

1940s-1950s

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Lifetime Membership Pin, 2 Versions 1994-current

 Honor Pin 1987-current

Awarded through the Board of Directors
of each council for outstanding work
done in two or more geographical areas of a council.

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1987-2001 Outstanding Volunteer

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2001

Campus Girl Scout Pin

Campus Girl Scout  Pin 1974

This optional pin is for
a certified
 Campus Girl Scout Group
 (over 18 years old, generally college girls).
It is worn with the Girl Scout membership pin,
but not with the numerals.

Bridging to Adult Pin 1987

Completing the colorful
 bridging patch program
 is this pin.
Can be worn on the adult uniform,
 below the name tag
on the right side of the uniform.

 

 

 

 

 

Years In Service Pin

Optional Years of Service Pin, in 5 year increments

Newer style of Year Pin

1987
   Only one attachment is worn with the Trainer Pin.
All three are shown here.