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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