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100 Years of the Girl Guides April 11, 2010

  This picture and article were in the Irish Times a few days ago.  It caught my eye particularly because I know some of the people in the picture and 2 of our grandchildren are considering joining the Scouts or the Camp Fire Girls in Seattle.  Don’t you just love the uniforms.  The Girl Guides are coming up to their centenary – in fact I now find that the Centenary was yesterday, April 10.   The uniform worn by the person on the left is from the 1930’s, the Brownie uniform is from the 1920’s, another uniform is from the 1950’s, and the 3 on the right are the new Guides, Brownie, and Leaders’ uniforms.  I also like the Irish Girl Guides sign over the door in the background and of course the typical red brick house so familiar to us in Dublin.

  To quote the subarticle – ‘New uniform would not look out of place in a shopping centre’      The shopping centre pictured is our local Dundrum Town Centre.  And four of the people modeling the uniforms attend my local Christ Church Taney

I found 2 more wonderful pictures from the WAGGGS website.

  Gold Cord Recipients, 1964, Canada

  1911, History of Guiding