Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum

 

Girl Scout Identification Strips

According to the Girl Scout Collector's Guide  location identification on Girl Scout uniforms was first approved by GSUSA in 1921. It was to be black with buff embroidery and worn on the upper right sleeve. It would list the troop's city, number and affiliation. It was up to the troop to have the strip made. This is another example of how closely the Girl Scout program in America followed the Girl Guide program in the United Kingdom. Girl Guiding has long used ribbons with similar information on their uniforms.

Identification Strip at the top of the sleeve
 
GSUSA offered pre-made city or area identification strips starting in 1933 on grey-green fabric, embroidered with green silk thread, then on silver green and then bright medium green. Council names were introduced in 1957.

 

ci4.gif
Grey Green

 

1938-1948 City Identification Strip

Silver Green

ci2.gif
 
1948-1957 City Identification Strip
Bright Medium Green

an early Council Name on bright medium green.

Image donated by Robert Rodgers

 

1957-1979 Council Identification Strip

gsi8.gif

1980-Current Council Identification Strip for Junior, Cadettes & Senior Uniform

1980-Current Brownie Council Identification Strip

1958-1960 Mariner Girl Scout

1958-1962

gsi13.gif

1958-1980 Brownie Girl Scout worn above or later, sewn on the breast pocket.

 

1958-1960 Intermediate, Senior &

Adult on Bright Medium Green Fabric


1961-1980 Intermediate until 1963, Junior until 1980, Adult until 1968

1963-1980 Cadette, until 1971 for Seniors

gsi2.gif

1971-1980 Senior Girl Scout



gsi5.gif

1980-Current Junior, Cadette, Senior

gsi7.gif

1980-Current Brownie Girl Scout

Juliette patch