For the 80th anniversary of Girl Scouting in 1992, the Girl Scouts of the USA adopted a new slogan, “The Girl Comes First in Girl Scouting.”
This clear statement of the movement’s priorities was available on patches, magnets, and pins.
As we face increasing challenges to our movement, I invite you to download this image and declare your priorities on social media. Post the patch!!
©2018 Ann Robertson
6 thoughts on “Putting Our Priorities First: Girls”
Thank you for this. How can we get this patch back in production?
Contact national, I guess. Maybe start with your council shop manager?
Wasn’t that changed to “The Girl is First…” when someone realized what “The Girl Comes First…” could also mean????
It would be a great bumper sticker.
We could really get the word out!
The intent of this campaign was good at the time, but many people saw sexual innuendo in the wording and GSUSA pulled it fairly quickly. I think they changed the wording to The Girl IS First in Girl Scouting.
The intent of this campaign was good at the time, but many people saw sexual innuendo in the wording and GSUSA pulled it fairly quickly. I think they changed up the wording to The Girl IS First In Girl Scouting.
Chief Mission Delivery Officer
Girl Scouts of Northern California