Brownie Scouts (A Little Golden Book)


Look at our sweet latest addition to our Little Golden Book display!  I was so excited to score this one.  Big Sis is a Daisy Scout, and we're in the last weeks of cookie sales around here.  Next year, she'll be a Brownie!  I meant to save this one to give her at her bridge ceremony, but with the snow and everything, I thought she might enjoy it now.

I was a Brownie in first, second, and third grades.  Daisies came into being after my first year of Brownies, and at the time, were kindergarten-only.  I have searched and searched for a photograph of me in my uniform.  I found a few of girls in my troop, but I'm not in the pictures!  My uniform looked like this one, though.  Isn't it cute?  But maybe not as cute as this one.  Big Sis's troop only requires the girls to have a vest or sash now.  The complete catalog for uniform pieces is here.  Big Sis is disappointed.  I think we gave my old uniform to a younger girl.  I would love to grab an old one off eBay for my Scout.

But enough!  I have to show off my book!  I scanned the first few pages, and the last page, too.  What I left out were several pages demonstrating crafts, a hiking trip, and cooking with older Girl Scouts.  The whole book is very sweet.  And I forgot all about the Investiture story, about the girl who looks in the woods for a Brownie, then looks in the pond and sees herself.  I remember acting that out at our evening ceremony in first grade.  Troop 222 - that was my troop.  And the promise has changed several times since the 1961 release of this book.

Brownie Scouts (A Little Golden Book)
by Lillian Gardner Soskin,
illustrated by Louise Rumely.
New York: Golden Press, 1961.









The Blizzard of Oz continues!  The girls haven't had school since last Wednesday.  Craziness.  I hope all of you are safe, warm, and comfortable!


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  1. totally cute!!!!! I was a Brownie for about....one meeting I think. Not sure why my ma dropped the ball on that whole deal? still at home eh ~ US TOO! sickness :(

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    1. I have a massive headache, which actually started yesterday, and I wanted to sleep and sleep and sleep, but those darn kids think they need to eat and stuff. Sheesh. ;o) It is a total winter wonderland outside today, though.

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  2. I'm not really familiar with scouts as I've never been one, but this is just too cute! Marvelous illustrations.. I totally love Little Golden Books -strangely enough, they're quite a recent discovery to me!

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    1. I love them. I got my display rack from the bookstore I used to work at - we closed just over a year ago - and I already had enough to fill each slot. There's an old-fashioned Americana thing to them that I love. As for the Girl Scouts, right now they're all about cookies! I'm ready to sell them all and be rid of them. ;)

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  3. Cute, cute, cute!! You must have been so excited to find this one!

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    1. I've been keeping an eye out for cheap copies. I finally lucked into this one. Except for some yellowing, it was in perfect condition. Big Sis put the first tear in it. She was very hard on herself, poor thing.

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  4. your golden book collection is just fantastic! I wish we could get together and compare the books we've each collected!!! And I still have a great deal of envy for your golden book display rack.

    So have you read "Here come the girls scouts" by Shanna Correy? If not you really really need to. I reviewed it last year- In fact I got a review copy. I love it, but having never been a scout I'm thinking you need it. Let me know, I'll send the copy your way if you'd like. :)

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    1. Just keep an eye out for sad things like bookstore closings. Employees got first dibs on fixtures at our store, but there were outsiders who grabbed things, too. And I had NO competition for my LGB rack. ;o)

      And I have NOT read that! I don't want to take your copy if you love it! Do you think you'll have any future Girl Scouts? (If you really want to pass it on, I'll be thrilled to take it, of course.)

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    2. I want to send it to you! I really think you guys need it! I do think kit would make an adorable Girl Scout but the truth is we're more wrapped up in 4H which is kind of similar (a service centered extra curricular) I was always a 4Her and am a leader now... So I'm going to send it your way :)

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    3. That is so sweet! Thank you! Do you still have my info?

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