When I was little, this was dress-up of the highest order. With nary a rank, and absolutely no earned badges whatsoever, my six-month brownie stint made me feel like I was a world leader. Where else at the age of seven could you get a pseudo military outfit like that?
There was something very “Princess Grace” about those gloves and I remember that you had to wear them when taking the pledge or posing for troop pictures. This was the closest I ever got to the “service” and was probably my most favorite uniform (Isaly’s Ice Cream, not withstanding.)
Speaking of pledges, for all you nostalgia buffs, here it is:
On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
I take my pledges very seriously as you can see by the expression on my face. Thank goodness this one emphasized the word try.