Girl Scout Sash

Description:

Girl Scout "Sash." Khaki twill homemade (not official) sash with three snap closures, which pre-dates official Girl Scout uniform sashes. Attached are twenty nine proficiency badges, four membership star pins, Girl Scout Trefoil Membership pin, 1923-1934 (7 stars/worn), Golden Eaglet pin, 10k gold, engraved with "Louise Davis/1930," First Class Rank 1920-1925 and Second Class Rank 1920 Emblem.

Girl Scout Proficiency badges, 1913-1929, top to bottom, left to right,by row:

1) Woodcraft Scout, (First Class Rank), Scout Aide (1924 or Girl Scout Aide 1926)

2) Athlete, Economist, Rock Tapper

3) Ambulance, Pathfinder, Craftsman

4) Musical, Scholarship, Matron Housekeeper

5) Health Guardian, Cyclist, Needlewoman (this version introduced in 1920)

6) Laundress, Star Gazer, Cook

7) First Aid, Needlewoman (this version introduced 1913, through 1938), Civics

8) Artist, Health Winner, Scirbe

9) Home Nurse, Photography, Hostess

10) Naturalist, Pioneer, Swimmer

Date Made: late 1920s

Associated Name: Girl Scouts of the United States of AmericaMaker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: WorldAssociated Place: United States: North Carolina

General Subject Association: Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Community Organizations

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0105.03Accession Number: 2012.0105Catalog Number: 2012.0105.03

Object Name: sash

Physical Description: fabric (overall material)metal (part: material)Measurements: overall: 31 in x 5 in; 78.74 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-bcb5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1435605

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.