Adult Girl Scout Uniform 1978-1984

Adult Girl Scout Uniform made between 1978-1984. 

In 1978, Girl Scouts unveiled a new uniform designed by American high fashion designer Halston. The collection included coordinated sage green polyester gabardine fabric pieces. The Jacket and A-line skirt are shown here. Other options included a long sleeveless vest, and straight legged pants. All pieces would have been worn with an ivory colored silky polyester blouse. Women had the choice of 2 hats – a beret or a visor. A matching sweater was introduced in 1980.

This uniform was an attempt to bring high fashion to Girl Scout leaders and was a very contemporary design.

This uniform is on loan from the Marie Ogdahl collection.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, a collection of “Girl Scout Uniforms Through the Years” is on exhibit at the Museum now through March.

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