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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.


Above breast pocket, brown thread border

Brownie Girl Scout


1963-1980 on the breast pocket.

Brownie Girl Scout


 Mariner Girl Scout


Intermediate, Senior &

Adult on Bright Medium Green Fabric

 Intermediate until 1963,
 Junior until 1980,
Adult until 1968

1963-1980 Cadette

 until 1971 for Seniors



 Senior Girl Scout



 Junior, Cadette, Senior Girl Scouts

2008 - Ambassador Girl Scouts



 Brownie Girl Scout

Daisy Girl Scout

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

2014 - Current
Brownie Girl Scout

Daisy Girl Scout
Grey Green

1938-1948 City Identification Strip

Silver Green

1948-1957 City Identification Strip
Bright Medium Green

an early Council Name on bright medium green.

Image:Robert Rodgers


1957-1979 Council Identification Strip


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.


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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