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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. "Girl Scouts USA" strips started on uniforms in 1958. They continue today.


1958-1962

Above breast pocket, brown thread border

Brownie Girl Scout

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1963-1980 on the breast pocket.

Brownie Girl Scout

1958-1960

 Mariner Girl Scout

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

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1971-1980

 Senior Girl Scout

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1980-2013

 Junior, Cadette, Senior Girl Scouts

2008 - Ambassador Girl Scouts

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1980-2013

 Brownie Girl Scout


2009-2013
Daisy Girl Scout


2014 - Current
Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Girl Scouts


2014 - Current
Brownie Girl Scout



2014-Current
Daisy Girl Scout
     
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Grey Green
 

1938-1948 City Identification Strip

Silver Green

 
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1948-1957 City Identification Strip
Bright Medium Green

an early Council Name on bright medium green.

Image:Robert Rodgers

 

1957-1979 Council Identification Strip

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1980-2008 (2013)Council Identification Strip for Junior, Cadettes & Senior Uniform

 

1980-2008 (2013) Brownie Council Identification Strip

 In 2008 Girl Scout Councils were restructured, creating "new" council areas in many parts of the U.S.

Between 2008 and 2014 new council names were produced on the older style of council ID strips.
 

2009-2013

Daisy Girl Scout 


2014- Current 
Junior, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts 
 

2014 - Current
 
Brownie Girl Scout
 

2014 - Current 
Daisy Girl Scout
 

 

 

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