Friday, September 12, 2014

Girl Scout gear, 1967

Belk's was the place to go for a girl's camping needs

    As a Brownie in the '60s I remember wanting every single item in these ads! I never got a canteen -- but I still have my mess kit.

    Do you remember shopping for Girl or Boy Scout equipment at the department stores? The fun little things were in glass cases in the girl's (or boy's) department.

   Did your parents have a Belk 'Charga-plate' (see fourth ad)? My mother called her credit cards 'charga-plates' for a long time!


Tiger Daughter said...

Love this. I had the canteen, a mess kit, and the pocket knife. I pored over the GS accessories, which I liked much more than being a Girl Scout, bahahaha