Girl Scouts Timeline

Overview | 1912-1919 | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s |
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Photo of Girl Scouts in front of International Friendship poster. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.Photo of two Girl Scouts preparing to light a camping lantern. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

Left: Girl Scouts encourage international friendships.
Right: Two Senior Girl Scouts prepare for a camping adventure.



Dr. Benjamin Spock's book, Baby and Child Care, about child-rearing techniques, transformed family dynamics. Television sets started to appear in every home. The "separate but equal" doctrine was applied to public education. Elvis Presley and rock-and-roll replaced Frank Sinatra and Big Band as the music of choice for teenagers. The Korean Conflict and the Cold War with the Soviet Union reminded Americans that peace was not to be taken for granted.