i was never a Girl Scout but i was a Brownie and i have vivid memories of the ceremony when we walked across the 'bridge' to get our 'wings' to become Girl Scouts. i also of course remember the cookies and outside s'mores, tho i sadly never went to summer camp. we lived a bit too far out after Brownies, and there were no Girl Scout troops around. i think if the uniforms had been as lovely as this one i would have fought a little bit harder to find a troop!
curious to know when the dress is from, i hit up the official Girl Scout website and archive, where i found a lil' exhibition on the costumes over the years (along with discovering i've got to get back to georgia to see the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace!). i concluded that the dress i've been so lucky to find is the 'Senior and Intermediate Girl Scouts' (wartime), pictured below. 'The availability and construction of Girl Scout merchandise was affected by World War II and general market conditions in the early 1940s. One significant modification was made to the 1939 Intermediate Scout dress: a button-down front replaced the zipper. Windsor ties replaced neckerchiefs in 1943 to conserve fabrics.'
a few of my favourites from the archives, with the middy 'Mariner' uniform as cherry on top:
1948 'Intermediate and Senior Girl Scout'
1934 'Mariner Scout'