Girl Scout Memory Frame

In May of 2021 I decided to do a project with some of my Girl Scout Memorabilia from the 1960’s. I already had the shadow box frame I had picked up over 10 years ago to use for this. My husband made a new board for the back piece but everything else was in good shape. I am at a point in my life where if I don’t find a way to display the stuff from my childhood then I need to get rid of it. We are fortunate to have a country style restaurant with vintage items and antiques all over for decorations so we can easily display it there.

My Junior Girl Scout Uniform with sash, pins, & badges from the 60’s
I laid out everything and pieced together what would work in the frame. I used velcro to fasten the items. But if I were to do it over again I would put some glue or staples at the top to keep it from sagging over time.
Some of the items in the display case include: A girl scout songbook, a vintage copy of the G. S. Laws & Promise, my orange slide tie with brass tips, a Girl Scout cookie banner, A Be Prepared Patch (our motto), A Camp Marydale Patch from when I went to summer camp in 1967, a vintage Marydale postcard, a Girl Scout Lives Here Magnet & envelope with Vintage Girl Scout stamps, membership stars, my troop number 68, World Association Pin and Girl Scout pin. The only piece not part of my uniform is the green tie in the left hand corner – It belonged to my sister in the 50’s.
Here it is on the wall displayed at our restaurant, “Country Kitchen”. On the shelf next to it is my flashlight from the 60’s and a vintage canteen like the one I had. I have had some customers, especially previous girl scouts, who have enjoyed looking at the blast from the past. Brings back lots of fond Girl Scout memories.
Here is my Senior Girl Scout uniform with hat and belt. I put it in my shop for sale. I have a hard time parting with stuff but I’m in that mode now. It’s about time!

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