Oh my.

I found this clipping in an old council press scrapbook. I don’t think it would work as a primary document for classroom use!

, Girl Scout History Project
A World War II Service Project that would need major updating to try today.

7 responses to “An Unfortunately Named Service Project”

  1. It wasn’t poorly named. Fags were cigarettes. Last I heard, GSUSA no longer allows smoking at events with girls.

  2. How about: “We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!”

    1. Love it!!

  3. Mary Edna Wuertenberger Avatar
    Mary Edna Wuertenberger

    It was a different time. Word change with the times. It is all part of our history and a wondrous history it is!

  4. Arielle Masters Avatar
    Arielle Masters

    Besides the unfortunate name (a slang term which is no longer in use much), I wonder about the usefulness of putting used cigarettes and matches into a fabric bag. I suppose they mean for users to stub the hot items out in the dirt or in water, let them cool, and THEN put them into the bag?

  5. Arielle Masters Avatar
    Arielle Masters

    Before reading the article, I was expecting larger bags – for holding bundles of sticks to be used for firewood.

    1. Arielle, bonus points for the definition! My husband plays the bassoon, which in Italian and other languages is the “fagotto.”

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