Girl Scout Flashlights & Lanterns:

Early Days

Covering Girl Scout & Brownie Flashlights, penlights, lanterns and any other source of light from 1925 through 1959 that can identified as being Girl Scout related. 

1925

  • Maker Unknown

  • 1928 - "Official Girl Scout Flash-light"  green finish

  • 1929 - Y-591 "Official Girl Scout Flash-light" grey-green finish

  • 1930 - Y-591 "Flashlight specially for Girl Scouts" grey-green finish

  • 1931 - Y-591 "Girl Scout Flashlight" gray-green finish

    • Y-593 Small green flashlight with insignia​ 

  • 1932 - M-401 "The Girl Scout Flashlight" Girl Scout green

  • 1933 - M-401 "The Girl Scout Flashlight" jade green finish

  • 1934 - M-401 jade green

  • 1935 - 11-401 green

  • 1936 - 11-401 enameled jade green

  • 1937 - 11-401 enameled jade green

1928

1931

1937

1931

1931

Trefoil is up here!

1938

11-411 is the same flashlight as M-411 shown above

1938

11-402 was only sold for 3 years

1938

1940

Although the inventory number remained the same, 11-411, the flashlight is clearly a different model from the one above. 

It is smooth chrome with paint.

By 1947 the inventory number changes to 11-417.

1942

1941

1946

1948

1950

1950

Christmas Catalog

This unidentified Girl Scout Flashlight (right) may be an example of 11-417 - the difference is in the switch plate/thumb plate. This one doesn't match the example shown in the Girl Scout catalog, but it also doesn't fit anywhere else. The closet is the 1940's 11-411 shown above, but the switch plate is very different. Later flashlights of this style have color bands on the body of the flashlight.

1956

1956

1957

1956

The same flashlight as 11-420 (above) but without the "purse-size" addition

1958

Same paint job as 11-400 and 11-420, AND using the same inventory number as above, but sporting a flashy plastic red head.

1954

1959

1966

  • Shorter red cap

  • Cap has ridges

  • Inventory number changed              to 15-501

1957

  • Cap has ridges

  • Inventory number changed              to 15-500

1966

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