pictory:Iranian Girl Scouts (1940's/1950's)

pictory:Iranian Girl Scouts (1940's/1950's)
by Darius Kadivar

Young Iranian Girl Scouts prepare for parade in their uniforms. (Circa 1940's-1950's)

Scout Camps were Created by Robert Baden-Powell (who was a famous soldier who fought in the Boer War in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century) and his wife Olave Baden-Powell

A Guide, Girl Guide or Girl Scout is a member of a section of some Guiding organisations who is between the ages of 10 and 14. Age limits are different in each organisation. It is the female-centred equivalent of the (Boy) Scouts. The term Girl Scout is used in the United States and several East Asian countries. The two terms are used synonymously within this article.

Girl Guides are organised into units/troops averaging 20-30 girls under guidance of a team of leaders. Units subdivide into patrols of about six Guides and engage in outdoor and special interest activities. Units may affiliate with national and international organisations. Some units, especially in Europe, have been co-educational since the 1970s, allowing boys and girls to work together as Scouts. There are other programme sections for older and younger girls.

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desi ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Nice and funny comments. Thanks for sharing. I also had friends at school who had joined the boy scouts. I loved the idea of joining too as a kid. Lost oppurtunity I am afraid ...


My mom was an Iranian girl

by desi on

My mom was an Iranian girl scout when she was young.  I remember scouting to be a pretty important thing in Iran.  Unfortunately I was a British girl guide.  Thanks to my school.  I was always jealous of the Iranian girl scouts.  They were able to do much more than us. Plus the head of the scouts was the Shahbanou.  She would make occasional visits to camps in uniform.  Always a bonus, an exciting thing for the young girls.  As for me I had some crotchety old Welsh woman who made us make stupid crafts for some silly badge.  While our Iranian counter parts were camping and horse back riding.