Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Was No Girl Scout!

I was raised in the country so I was in 4-H. My folks raised chickens so I was on the 4-H poultry judging team!  Now don’t ask what we had to judge! Use your imagination!!!

Not being a Girl Scout, I don’t know anything about their uniforms, but I ran across this oh-so-cute scrap of cloth at a recent rummage sale. Right in the middle and on each corner of the 12” x 12” cloth is a Girl Scout emblem.

There are also colorful drawings of young Girl Scouts engaged in fun activities of the day:

Watching butterflies

Meeting friends, walking the dog and going to paint

Taking music lessons and babysitting

Going to school, playing sports and studying at the library

Camping with friends

Raking, biking, and running errands

And check this out……!!!!


I thought you had to be in 4-H for that!

Why didn’t somebody tell me?

I could have been a Girl Scout!!! 

It turns out that this little bright-colored cloth is actually a 1958 Girl Scout hankie.
I don’t remember having a 4-H hankie….I would have loved to have one of those hankies.
BUT WAIT, I would have been waaaaaay too young in 1958 to have had one!!!

Were you a Girl Scout or in the 4-H Club?

I’ll be “clubbing” at      Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage

                                 Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville

                                 Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte

                                 Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground


  1. I was a Brownie...does that count? :D Very cute find! Neat that you were a 4H girl! I bet you could teach those Girl Scouts a thing or two.

    Have a good night!

  2. I started out as a Brownie (yes it does count Michelle) and continued in Scouts all the way through High School. It was a fabulous organization for me to be involved in. I was a Girl Scout leader when my girls were young. Love this vintage hankie...those are some wonderful images. I don't remember there being any 4H in my area. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with JFF! hugs, Linda

  3. I was invited to be a Brownie. I had so much fun and at the end of the Brownie meeting they said I couldn't be a Brownie. They already had enough girls. How cruel was that. So, me and all of my sisters joined 4-H. We sewed,cooked,raised animals, and did pretty much the same thing Girl Scouts did. Being in the 4-H club was a wonderful experience.~Ames

  4. I was in 4-H. Loved every minute of it. But, my dad was a Scout Master most of his life. Back in our day, my father would take our whole family to the activities, and events. I did every badge to have my own Eagle Scout. But, because I'm a girl, I never got the actual award. LOL Following you, and hope you'll come on by and follow me back too.

  5. how cute! I still have all my GS and brownie items!

  6. I was in scouts for over a decade. Personally I wanted to be in 4H but my mom did not want to drive me the 10 miles...OK, she did not drive and there was not bus service to the country.
    Looking at those pictures I was thinking it had to be before the 60s. Great find. I would frame that and hang it in a guest room...if we had a guest room.

  7. I was a Bluebird and Campfire Girl!! And my "indian name" was Odaka...This brought back some great memories, thanks!

  8. 4H baby!!!
    I was also a Brownie and a Campfire girl.
    Great find!
    Come over to my blog today and meet my chicks!!!

  9. I wasn't any of those things, but I was an FFA Sweetheart. That is a huge reveal on my part, so no off-color jokes about it, ok? :)

  10. Just found your blog. Love it. Signed up as a follower. I was a brownie, Girl Scout and Cadet. It was a great experience in my life. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the GS hankie.

  11. I enjoy your blog so much. Love your little stories and tidbits about different collectibles. I am always on the lookout for Boy Scout Vintages because my brother is a collector. Stop by my blog at Tiff

  12. Oh, the memories your post invoked! I was in the Girl Scouts from Brownie up to Girl Scout Cadet. So much fun! Love your GS handkerchief!

    ~ Tracy

  13. so so cute, I was a Blue Bird, then on to Camp Fire. wow, so long ago! I think taking care of the chickens would be so much fun! Thanks for linking up to VIF,

  14. Bluebird and Campfire girl here, too - I still have one of my certificates that my mom saved. (Sing WoHeLo, sing WoHeLo, Work, Health, Love). Thanks for sharing the Girl Scout goodies.

  15. I was in 4h and the brownies but never made it to the girl scouts. My daughter is a daisy and we just got through with the cookies sales........big big business.........I had cases upon cases in my sewing room so I just had to click on your post. Thanks for sharing I will show the pictures to the troop! they are 6 and 7 starting them young now adays!

  16. I've been a Girl Scout most of my life! I've been a life member since the early 1980s. Started out in scouting as a Brownie Girl Scout, then an Intermediate Girl Scout. Then I dropped out until my daughter was old enough to join the movement. I've been a cookie mom, a leader, a trainer, and had various other roles as an adult Scout. Now that daughter is a leader and my granddaughter is a Cadette, carrying on the family's GS tradition!

  17. What a great find! Your photos brought back so many memories of my days, long agao, as a Brownie and Girl Scout. Thanks for sharing! Isn't it fun to stumble upon the perfect vintage item?
    I love your blog and just became a Follower.I'm looking forward to stopping back often.
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

  18. Hi, glad to meet you. i found you thru:
    and i am your newest follower. hope you could check the blog some time, we have 2 giveaways going on in our blog!

  19. That's really cute! From the first few images, I thought you were going to say it was a vintage tablecloth. Then I went back and reread that you called it a "scrap of cloth." It looks like it's in mint condition. I'm sure some collector would love it.

    By the way, I was not a member of either the girl scouts or 4-H, as a child. Although, I did teach 4-H for a few years, as an adult. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party. Have you entered the giveaway?

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  20. I was a girl scout too BUT I didn't raise chickens till I had my children. It was SUCH FUN and my middle son when he was 7 was in the chicken coop when his school bus came and he RAN and took two eggs to school with him. He showed them for "Show&Tell" and brought them BACK HOME(Without a crack).His teacher and I LAUGHED SO HARD about his great accomplishment!hehe...I LOVE your girl scout, AND if I EVER find a 4H hankie (It Will Be Yours!)... Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs, Donna

  21. I was a brownie and was in 4-H for a short time. Cute hankie :)

  22. I was a Girl Scout for many years!! Love that hankie!!!


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