Girl Scouts were involved in helping the war effort in a variety of ways. They helped sell war bonds, tend victory gardens, and scrapped metals and fat to be reused. Girl Scouts also formed “Defense Institutes” for teaching women necessary skills and ways to comfort children during possible air raids. Troupes even made calendars instead of the Girl Scout cookies we all know and love today, so they could help with food rationing.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Girl Scouts During WWII
National World War II Museum posted this item about how the Girl Scouts of America contributed to the war effort. It looks like food rationing put the bite on the famous GS cookies.