Beverly Conant's Girl Scout uniform, Farmington, ca. 1945

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A light green, one-piece Girl Scout uniform worn by Beverly Conant of Farmington. The outfit consists of a dress, cap, scarf, and belt.

Several merit badges are stitched or pinned onto the right sleeve. A "Be Prepared" patch appears on the upper left shoulder, along with a yellow chevron. Another patch reads "Farmington." Attached to left breast pocket are four pins, including two brass stars; a red, green and brass "Be Prepared" pin; and a brass clover-shaped Girl Scout insignia pin. Above the left breast pocket is a single merit badge with a light blue dove. The embroidered letters "GS" appear on each collar. The red Girl Scout scarf is also marked with the "GS" logo. An army green military-style cap and Kelly green plastic Girl Scout whistle (both not pictured) accompany the uniform.

Beverly Conant (b.1933) briefly lived in Farmington. Her father, Rev. Merle S. Conant (1898-1983) was a Methodist minister. The family also lived in Bar Harbor and Portland, where Beverly graduated from Deering High School, class of 1951.

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About This Item

  • Title: Beverly Conant's Girl Scout uniform, Farmington, ca. 1945
  • Creator: Girl Scouts of the United States of America
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Town: Farmington
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: cotton, brass, metal, plastic
  • Local Code: 2016.168.002 a-d
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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