Girl Scouts Timeline

Overview | 1912-1919 | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s |
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Photo of Girl Scouts posing for a group photo. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.Photo of Girl Scouts gathering food for neighbors in need. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

Left: Girl Scouts in New York pose for a group photo.
Right: Gathering food for neighbors in need.



The Great Depression, precipitated by the stock market crash of 1929, opened the decade. The New Deal was launched to provide economic relief and recovery for businessmen, laborers, and farmers. Escapism with big-screen movies and mystery novels were the era's popular diversions. Musicians, dancers, and other artists played a role in helping to lift the country's spirits.