Girl scout uniform dating
Newspaper photograph of Louise Davis (right) with a fellow Golden Eaglet, c.1930.The girls’ sashes are unofficial – they pre-date official Girl Scout uniform sashes by several years.
Her father sewed on the proficiency badges, using a special cross-stitch he had learned while serving in France in the First World War.There is a slim blue book on display on the museum’s first floor.In the chapter entitled “Patriotism,” you can read rules for displaying the American flag, learn of Maryland’s history of religious freedom, and memorize all four stanzas of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (not yet the national anthem when the book was published in 1916). The quote is attributed to the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, who oversaw its publication.Louise was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1914.According to her children, she loved the outdoors from an early age, so it was not surprising that she became an enthusiastic Girl Scout and an adult troop leader.Her dedication to not only empower herself, but to also make the world a better place for others, should inspire us all. To learn more about Hanna's Gold Award project, please visit the GS Blog.
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Already this year, I’ve fielded several donation offers, and I’ve reached out to find even more. ), some wonderful artifacts have found a home here over the past few months.
Through the Girl Scout’s National Historic Preservation Center, we received a uniform sash that belonged to Louise Davis (later Louise Davis Jones).
As a member of Goldsboro’s Troop #2, her dedication earned her the highest Girl Scout award of her day – the Golden Eaglet.
The Golden Eaglet was a precursor to today’s Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.
Camping was central to her scouting experience, and she attended several day and overnight camps while growing up, culminating in the Vineyard Sailing Camp on Martha’s Vineyard in 1948.