May 16, 2009

Wonderful Girl Guide and Girl Scout photos from Flickr

In January of this year I created a fun little Flickr group devoted to all things Girl Guide and Girl Scout related, and now four months later I’m thrilled to report that not only do we have over 300 members, but hundreds of photos have been added to the group pool.

It’s wonderfully enjoyable to watch with eager interest as photos and scans (from old handbooks, for example) pour in each week. In case you’re not a member or haven’t checked out the stream lately, I wanted to share a sampling of some of the awesome images (both modern and vintage) that make up the group’s international collection of Girl Guiding and Scouting photos.

1. Sisterhood, 2. Girl Scouts, 1918 , 3. 167:365 Photography badge, 4. Trefoils, 5. Girl scout, 6. 4 Girl Scouts, 7. Sparks, 8. IMGP0077, 9. Girl Scout, 10. Cookie eyes are smiling on you this St. Paddy's Day!, 11. I was a Girl Scout., 12. I promise to share and be a friend, 13. Girl Scouts Wearing Vintage Uniforms {Click on a link to see a larger version of a particular image and/or for photographer information}

If you’re on Flickr and have an interest in GG/GS (chances are that if you’re reading this blog, you do!), than why not pop by and join Girl Guides and Girl Scouts on Flickr. It’s like a virtual campfire for WAGGGS members, fans and collectors from around the globe :)


  1. Hi Jenny,

    I"m in Brampton, Ontario. I used to be in Girl Guides and Brownies :) I sold all my badges on ebay a few years back thinking I might get a buck or two....who KNEW! I made a pretty penny. People are really into collecting these!

  2. "sangham saranan gacchami"...for you!

  3. I have an old picture of me and my sisters in our Girl Scout uniforms. It was taken at home before leaving for a Father/Daughter dinner. I think it is already on my computer, so if I can find it I will upload it. (I am cityclickernet on flickr).

    I also have some of my old Girl Scout thingies that I am planning to show on Vintage Thingies Thursday when I get around to gathering it all up from multiple hiding places.

  4. Nice and cute blog, have a nice day.

  5. @ Trupti, I can definitely believe that your items sold in a flash, there are a lot of collectors out there, myself included, who are constantly rummaging around on eBay for GG/GS items. Thank you very much for your comment, my fellow Ontario dweller :)

    @ Casa da poesia, what a beautiful greeting, "sangham saranan gacchami" to you too!

    @ SsstSonia, thank you very much.

    @ Postcardy, thank you for your comment! I would love to see your vintage GS photo, if you up load it Flickr please let me know :)

    @ Bradpetehoops, thank you very much for the lovely words about this blog! :)

    Many thanks to you each for your comments, I really appreciate them all!

    ♥ Jessica