For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Girl Scouts uniform has been redesigned. The new official Girl Scout uniforms for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors is available now. Key components include a new vest, sash and 18 pieces suitable for girls in grades six to 12.
The Girl Scouts partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology to design an update which was functional as well as fashionable.
FIT students Nidhi Bhasin, Jenny Feng and Melissa Posner were selected to create this exciting new line for Girl Scouts.
Bhasin said, “We drew inspiration from the Girl Scout archives as well as current trends! The main focus was on styles that fit all body types and satisfy different style preferences. ‘Everyday fashion’ and comfort were also important considerations for us during the design process. Ultimately, we want girls to feel proud to wear their Girl Scout uniform and apparel everywhere they go.”
The new collection is made up of interchangeable items including full-zip hoodies, crewneck tees, skater dresses, jogger pants and trefoil-branded baseball caps. The items range in price from $10 to $49 and are available in sizes up to 3XL.
Posner said, “We felt the Girl Scout uniform and other affiliated clothing needed to reflect more of the trends of the current time. The girls we talked with wanted more modern and functional clothing they can wear to Girl Scout and non-Girl Scout activities that can be easily styled formally and casually. With these points in mind, we elevated existing garments and created new pieces that reflected their requests, like incorporating pockets into the sash and introducing a denim jacket.”
All photos courtesy of Girl Scouts of the USA