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Girl Scout Birthday Week Give-Aways

 

A wonderful tradition of give-aways during Girl Scout Week, used to promote Girl Scouting to the public as well as encourage Girl Scouts to visit their local retailer to pick up their free item, began in 1934. Pens, pins, charms, scarves, toys and other items were offered throughout the years. 
Girl Scout Birthday Week give-aways are treasures to find today!

Dates and descriptions source: Girl Scout Collector's Guide

 

1934 - multiple items

Metal bookmarks

1935

 

miniature metal picture frame approx.. 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

1936

Sports scarf - later sold in catalogs,

1937

 

Horseshoe shaped souvenir charm

1938

 

 

World's Fair Charm of the Girl Scout Chalet

1939

 

Souvenir card case

1940

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Flags pin - later sold in catalogs

1941

vanity photo case

1942

No  give-aways during the years of World War II

1943-1946



2" round gold color mirror with GS logo

1947

1 1/2" gold color coin with GS insigne

1948

 

Coin Hold "Girl Scout is Thrifty"

All Green

the red and green version was sold in the catalogs

1949

Pencil Sharpener on key-chain "1912-1950"

1950

Clear green plastic heart shaped coin case with logo

1951



Tic-Tac-Toe game

1952


Green "lizardgator" plastic coin purse with transparent window

also sold in catalogs

1953

4" nickel-plate nail file with green vinyl case with GS insigne

1954

Pencil sharpener

 in the shape of a top,

 yellow and green,

with GS logo

1955

Triangular shaped green coin purse with logo

1956

Patience Puzzle

1957

Billfold of bright green vinyl with transparent self-seal purse

1958

 


Photo card case of forest green pigskin-grain plastic with 4 transparent sections

1959

Green Luggage Tag

1960

gold plastic change purse

1961

 

Novelty key chain for the 50th anniversary of Girl Scouting

1962

Gold plastic memo book 2"x 2 3/4"

1963

Triangular shaped coin purse - gold

1964

 

Two-tone vinyl ball point pen

1965

Golden yellow vinyl photo holder with two see-through pockets

1966

3 pastel pens in a vinyl case

1967

 

mini-whistle, green & orange

1968

green plastic scissors, 4", with G.S.

1969

Birthday shopping bag

1970

Red, white and blue pen, 1912-1971

1971

 

yellow vinyl coin purse

1972

 

Patch "Week of Celebration"

1973