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How Girls Can Help Their Country

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Originally published in 1913, this is a facsimile reproduction of the first American Girl Scout Handbook. The author, a naturalist, included segments on ecology and physical fitness as well as references to the arts of "housewivery." In 1916, it was this book that was adapted by Juliette Low in a newer version of the Girl Scout Handbook.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Applewood Books
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Chrissy
Jun 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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I was a terrible Girl Scout. I think I lasted for maybe a year. I was disappointed that on our first "camping" trip, we were relegated to cabins instead of tents. Anyway, my sister is a fantastic scout, so I borrowed this handbook, first published in 1913, from her bookshelf.

Insightful. And too funny.

Some of the commentary is wonderfully dated. Case in point: "The Japs are particularly strong and healthy. [...] Their particular exercise is Ju-Jitsu, which is more a game than a drill
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May 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Mine is the 60th anniversary edition, published in 1972. I WAS in the Girl Scouts then (and got it at discount at a day camp). Honestly, it's twee, but I liked it. So I kept it.
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