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..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
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October 25, 2012

Girl Guide Scarves for Guiders

Here are a few of the Girl Guide scarves for Guiders (leaders) in Canada.

This first one is the International scarf, worn when travelling outside Canada, though I think we should wear it much more often because it really is a nice scarf.
I like to tie it so that its folded diagonally to make a strip, then make a knot at the centre of the scarf that will be front and centre, and then the ends are tied behind the neck.  Some day I'll get a photo of that.

I also have this one - I bought it off ebay and I love the maple leaves and the Trefoil.
I love this one and I think I'll wear it with my uniform!
I have no idea when it was created or worn - or by which members of Girl Guides of Canada.  I'd like to know though. I did see a similar one on ebay once - and even grabbed the photo (I'd give credit to whoever was selling it but that was many years ago). I've never seen another one like these.
There is a new Girl Guide scarf for leaders in Canada this year - a tad on the pricey side, but since the quantity they'll sell is miniscule compared to the number of girls' scarves sold, I can see that producing them probably cost more.
It is quite similar to the one I bought on ebay and I think I like my ebay one better - with the Trefoils throughout the scarf.

What are your thoughts? Do you have a scarf for Guiders that isn't here? Leave a comment.
Maybe you know about those maple leaf and Trefoil scarves! I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Hi Anne,
    I just received my international scarf and was wondering if there was a specific way to tie it (reef knot? some other knot?) or if it's one of those "you choose how you wear it" things. I have looked in my guiding books but they don't say anything about how to tie the international scarf.

    Check out my Blog: http://justjess-girlguides.blogspot.ca/

  2. Hi Jess, check out this post:
    Does that help?

  3. Sorry to reply so long after you posted, but I just came across your post today. That red and white one you have pictured, I found in a thrift shop, actually about the same time you made this post! It was in Abbotsford, BC and the shop owner gave it to me since I liked it so much. My aunt in Calgary (Area Commissioner I think) told me she thinks it's an international scarf from the 80's. I'll need to take it to more ladies her age who would have been active in guiding at the time to verify though.

  4. Thanks for the info Mandy! I was going through some old GuideStuff & Green Machine magazines a few weeks ago and one of them said the GGC store was selling the new red and white international scarf, and yes, it was the 80s. Now, to find out if my scarf, the red, white and navy one, has a particular use? Or is like the current one. :) In any case, I've recently started wearing it when in uniform and love it!