Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vintage Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts




Published in 1920 and in public domain. Click here. Read online or download. To print, right click on image of the page. Make sure it is in HTML mode in order to save image or print, see sidebar on bottom.

Excerpt:

1. THE HOME MAKER
By SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD
Formerly Dean of Simmons College

The Keeper of the House. Every Girl Scout knows
that good homes make a country great and good; so
every woman wants to understand home-making Of
course that means "keeping" a house; and of course that

means that Girl Scouts should try for the Housekeeper
Merit Badge, the "Home Maker."
Now "making a home" doesn't mean just having it,
owning it and holding its key. It means making it a
good place to live in, or helping to make it so. This
sounds like the House that Jack built ; but all this belongs
to the making of a home.

CONTENTS
Foreword by Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
Preface by Josephine Daskam Bacon, Editor.
SECTION :
I. HISTORY OF THE GIRL SCOUTS 1
II. PRINCIPLES OF THE GIRL SCOUTS 3
III. ORGANIZATION OF THE GIRL SCOUTS 13
IV. WHO ARE THE SCOUTS? 17
V. THE OUT OF DOOR SCOUT 35
VI. FORMS FOR GIRL SCOUT CEREMONIES 44

VII. GIRL SCOUT CLASS REQUIREMENTS. 60
VIII. WHAT A GIRL SCOUT SHOULD KNOW
ABOUT THE FLAG 67
IX. GIRL SCOUT DRILL 84

X. SIGNALLING FOR GIRL SCOUTS 97
XI. THE SCOUT AIDE 105
Part 1. The Home Maker 106
Part 2. The Child Nurse 157
Part 3. The First Aide 164
Part 4. The Home Nurse 217
Part 5. The Health Guardian 254
Part 6. The Health Winner 257
XII. SETTING-UP EXERCISES 273
XIII. WOODCRAFT 280
XIV. CAMPING FOR GIRL SCOUTS 313
XV. NATURE STUDY FOR GIRL SCOUTS 373

XVI. THE GIRL SCOUTS' OWN GARDEN 456
XVII. MEASUREMENTS, MAP-MAKING AND KNOTS 466
XVIII. PROFICIENCY TESTS AND SPECIAL MEDALS 497
XIX. REFERENCE READING FOR GIRL SCOUTS . . . 540

4 comments:

cyndyava said...

This is awesome. Thank you so much for posting these wonderful resources and materials. I love them for so many reasons. This would be great to have for my daughter...just to read and look at. But I also see a craft project or two in here. So great. Thanks again.

Alexandra said...

I thought it was pretty nifty as well. There are nice illustrations throughout. Thanks for your comment. :)

mom2mini said...

Is this neat or what? I love it, and think that we can get so much use out of this in our homeschool. Thank you for sharing!

Alexandra said...

:) Thanks for the comment.