Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
Complete: Two skill-builder including at least one starred activity. One Technology activity One Service activity One Career activity And two more of your choice
*1. Find the earliest record of a G.S. Troop in your neighborhood or community. Keep a record of all the information you gather and submit it to the Historical Society.
*2. Interview three people who were Girl Scouts in the past. Record the most interesting interview using the oral history guide in the resource packet.
*3. Research the lives of three women who helped during the founding years of Girl Scouts (Juliette Low, Marie Gaudette, Catherine Hammett, Lou Henry Hoover, etc. or any others you would find during the first 50 years of Girl Scouts) Present your findings at a troop meeting or other Girl Scout gathering.
4. Make a list of ten retired badges from past handbooks. Why do you think they were retired? Try an activity from one of these badges.
5. Start a song notebook, include old and new songs. Make notes on origin, composer and dates if known. Share your songbook with other Girl Scouts.
6. Research old Girl Scout handbooks and cookbooks for interesting recipes. Prepare one of these recipes for your family or troop to sample.
7. Survey active women in your community to see if they were ever a Girl Scout. Use the interview form and write up the most interesting story. Submit your report to the Council Historical Society.
1. See the film or video “The Golden Eaglet”. Discuss how Girl Scouting has changed.
2. Investigate the history of Girl Scout cookie sales. Bake three original Girl Scout Cookie recipes and have a taste test for the best cookie.
3. Look at Girl Scout uniforms from the past to the present. Compare the material, style , color, buttons, etc. Why have uniforms changed through the years? Design a Girl Scout uniform of the future.
4. Research old newspapers for articles and pictures of Girl Scouts in your community. Compile and submit your findings to the Council Historical Society.
1. Plan and carry out an event to educate girls or leaders about Girl Scout History
2. Collect articles, photos or any information you have discovered. Find out how to preserve these items. Submit the items to the Council Historical Society.
3. Have a style show of historical Girl Scout uniforms, equipment and handbooks for an interested group.
4. Plan a social event at a local senior center. Find out who was a Girl Scout in the past. Ask them to share their experiences.
1. Visit the Council Girl Scout Museum. Prepare a display or exhibit on Girl Scout History for a local school, museum or library
2. Write an article for the Council newsletter or a local paper about some of the information you have discovered.
3. Research past Girl Scout employees who worked in your community. What were their duties? What other areas did they serve?
4. Take photos of a Girl Scout event. Display them with captions at a troop or group meeting. Photos should have information such as names, dates and place.