My husband and his brother were Cub Scouts, and my sisters and I were in Brownies and Girl Scouts. Here's a photo from the 50's of hubby's Cub Scout troop:
Their original neckerchiefs, below, certainly saw their share of wear! They are complete with rips, stains and fading.
And this picture is from an advertisement in a 1958 McCalls magazine. She is some den mother, huh? Teaching the Scouts how to tie knots in order to earn a merit badge, no doubt.There don't seem to be any pictures at all of we three sisters wearing our uniforms. I do still have some of my pins someplace. I remember going to Brownie Day Camp in the summer. I think we made trivets out of popsicle sticks. And I remember we took loosely woven dish cloths (I don't think they still make them like that anymore?), sewed them together on three sides, added a drawstring to the top, and put our camp dishes and cutlery inside so they could be washed right in the bag and hung on a clothesline to dry! It's funny the things that stick with you, isn't it?