Girl Scout in Uniform, circa 1915


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The earliest American Girl Scouts uniforms were copied from pictures of English Girl Guides, who wore a blouse and skirt, bloomers, and a triangular sateen neckerchief. The neckerchief was both unifying and practical -- if necessary, it could be used as a sling, bandage, or signal flag.


  • Title: Girl Scout in Uniform, circa 1915
  • Date: 1913/1917
  • Subject Keywords: Girl Scouts, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 88.431.1
  • Image ID: THF214779
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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