Girl Scout Whistles

Some really old Girl Scout belts still have the hook on them for the Girl Scout whistle!

1925

For reason unknown, some Girl Scout whistles had the trefoil engraved upside-down.

B & R was not the manufacturer of the whistles, but the distributor, according to online sources.

1930

1936

  • Amazingly this designed remained unchanged for 26 years!

  • By 1968 - it's last year, the price had only gone up to 25 cents.

1968

Free mini-whistle was the Give-Away Girl Scout Birthday product for 1968

1969

  • Unfortunately quality control was poor with these whistles. The plastic trefoil insert was glued without care, leaving the trefoil at any angle.

  • The whistle disappeared from the GS catalogs after 1977, but probably was still available until the new whistle debut in 1982,

1982

1989

  • Green lanyard added, sold as a set from 1989

1990

  • 1997 was the launch of 6 difference whistles

  • Didn't last long, gone by the 1999 catalog

1997

2015

Site originally launched November 18, 2000

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