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Girl Scout Woggles, Bolos & Tie Slides

 

With the rebirth of the tie slides as official Girl Scout uniform gear, I thought a look back at the history of the woggles in Girl Scouting. Woggle is just a nickname for tie slides that appears to have started back in the 1920s. Tie slides were considered "seasonal" and for several years only showed up in the Spring catalog. Bolos were called Corded Camp Ties, but most people today call them bolos.

 

 

The "Tie Slide" was introduced in the 1932 Girl Scout catalog. No description beyond being green was noted, but it was likely in a "Turk's Head" knot.

 

The 1946 Spring catalog gave us the first glimpse of the new metal tie slide.

 

It wasn't until later catalogs were we able to see the tie slides close up. This image is from 1951.

 

The first bolos were called Corded Camp Ties, Corded Ties or Camp Ties and were introduced in the catalogs in 1957. It was offered in 4 colors of tie; red, green, gold and orange.

 

The Brownie Camp Tie was introduced in 1964. An orange background version of the Brownie camp tie slide has been seen. Don't know the age for that version.

 


1956 Senior Girl Scout Round-Up bolo

1959 Senior Girl Scout Round-Up bolo and tie


1962 Senior Girl Scout Round-Up bolo and tie


1965 Senior Girl Scout Round-Up bolo and tie

 

 

This bolo and tie were offered for sale at a vendor's booth at the 47th Girl Scout National Convention in Dallas, TX.

 

 

Camp Tie Slides are a real find!


 

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