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    Question The Girl Guide Handbook prior to 1968

    Can anyone tell me please what exactly the GG Handbook looked like prior to 1968, would help in me tracking one down if I know what it looks like. Thanks

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    It depends on what era you're looking for as the Handbooks are different. I have a replica of the original 1912 hamdbook to ones from the 20's, 30's and 40's.
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    The one before 1968 wwas called Be Prepared and was a hardback book first published in the late 1940s (not at home so I can't check)

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    'Be Prepared' was the one in the 1950s, the one before that was called 'Girl Guiding' (many editions, first around 1918 I think), and the very original one was "How Girls can help build up the Empire"

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    Which ever one was around in the 1960's, so would that be the "Be Prepared" version?

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