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Official Girl Scout Handbook

Official Girl Scout Handbook

Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts, 1920, Paper, 7.25 x 5 inches, Bequest of Judge John Webb Green and Ellen McClung Green, 1957.3.215.

Dedicated to Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, this small soft-bound book includes sections on camping, map-making, and delivering first aid, among other skills meant to build self-sufficiency. It describes the ideal Scout as an engaged citizen “ready to help herself, her home, and her Country.”

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