The Girl Scout

February 22nd, 2010

The Girl Scout - The Kids

Kim received her badge for awkwardness shortly after this pic was taken.

(submitted by Kim)


146 Responses to “The Girl Scout”

  1. dangermom says:

    Dude, it’s ME!

  2. Rachel says:

    I totally thought this WAS me for a minute.

  3. Peter says:

    I love this photo! You can just feel the pride she feels at wearing that uniform. My own daughter poses for photos just like this when she’s really pleased with herself.

  4. Adam says:

    I’m very pleased with this picture.

  5. Rtia says:

    So absolutely adorable…we were all awkward at that age!

  6. Smarty says:

    I see nothing awkward about this picture. What a cutie.

  7. Deedee says:

    omg the JCPenny optical glasses, gloria vanderbilt collection! I thought I was the cat’s meeeooow. Mine were so thick and heavy and my dad used to tease me that Penny’s collected pop bottles to make them. How cute! This is obviously the first Girl Scout pic in our brand new uniform and sash (no badges yet). How excited are we! We’re not a brownie anymore!

  8. Patricia says:

    All I see is pre-badge enthusiasm and borderline joy. Not awkward at all, evidenced by the fact that most of us wish she lived next door because she’s so cute.

  9. Penny says:

    Oh she is a sweetie!

  10. Kazz says:

    The sash has a life all its own in this photo-and I love the awkward smile and glasses. Bravo, Kim-this is an awesomely awkward photo, and I bet you’re awesomely cool today.

  11. Beki says:

    I’m with Liz; I’ve posed for this shot myself. I think it’s adorably awkward!

  12. flippy2 says:

    Totally precious! how sweet!

  13. Patrick says:

    As the father of two Girl Scouts I don’t find this awkward at all. It’s as cute as can be.

  14. binkymae says:

    This is a classic! I suspect she is a beautiful young woman who is wearing contacts and camping in the summers with her family today.

  15. Liz says:

    This is a picture where all the family members think is adorable except for the person in the picture, who is mortified by the whole look! Spoken from a former granny glasses wearing brownie whose childhood photos consisted of these kinds of pics! :)

    • Spritely says:

      Granny glasses used to be those little, round wire-rimmed glasses, but John Lennon changed all that! Now the grannies like their BIG frames cuz they can see everything in ‘em.

  16. Juno says:

    awwww . . . she’s CUTE!

  17. Tim says:

    How could you NOT buy cookies from a face like that!? Socre one for Kim!!

  18. babyibby says:

    Do 70 year-old Girl Scouts sell fiber cookies rather than Thin Mints?

  19. jnmcnally says:

    She looks ready to do the potty dance

  20. CM says:

    Wonderful! This picture needs to be framed and on a wall. What a great little girl! I’m with Rosie, I bet she grew up to be awesome.

  21. Joey says:

    Aw!! I think she’s adorable! I just love the blonde hair, the Fearless Fly glasses, and that little grin that says, “If you don’t buy my cookies, I’ll kick your ass” :)

  22. Andi from NC says:

    If you were near-sighted in the early 80′s, this was the go-to style! I had glasses just like this – my mom even came across them and put them in my stocking this past Christmas – memories!!!!

    • Angie says:

      Yep, near-sighted in the early 80s. I can’t even express how happy this picture makes me. So awesomely awkward!! I smile because I can relate!

  23. Donn says:

    Adorably awkard…thanks for sharing!

  24. Linda says:

    if they only had a badge for awkwardness, most brownies would earn it easily.

  25. Awww! *hugs* She’s adorable! :D

  26. Beth says:

    As a Girl Scout leader, I love this pic! I may share it with my troop!!!

  27. LAURIE says:

    She’s so CUTE! I bet she was an awesome Scout. :)

  28. Melissa says:

    wow, this could have been me, i had the same gigantic glasses

    • Anne says:

      Same here! The only reason I know this isn’t me is because I quit Girl Scouts before I got to that outfit.
      My gigantic glasses were baby pink. They would have gone so well with Scout uniforms – not!

      • lavagirl says:

        OMG… I had pink glass too… LMAO

        • Mary says:

          Me too. Giant pink glasses and if that wasn’t awkward enough I had one of those strechy things that held them on my head. And it was day glo paint spattered pattern. And yes, I was stylin’, I tell ya! Hahah!

          • Spazmatazz says:

            I had a glasses strap too. I think they were called croakies. Mine was plain purple though, I would have loved a neon splatter one!

  29. utaduta78 says:

    wow! looks like my girl scout pictures. i had the granny glasses, mine had the bows on the bottom and they curved up! what the hell! why did i think that was cool?! i still have my brownie sash. me and this girls should make some Smores together ! :0

  30. Uncuw Biww says:

    lol, actually kind of cute!!!

  31. RedSoxFan says:

    Kim is probably a supermodel now!

  32. kay says:

    This isn’t awkward, Kim’s just a cute kid — but I’m glad it’s here — it’s completely adorable! If this was one of my kids, I’d probably have it framed on the desk, we all want to pinch those cute cheeks! BTW, yesterday here in the UK we had our 100 years of girlguiding church service. Perfect timing on the pic! Go girlguides and girlscouts!

  33. Jamie says:

    We’re moving this summer and this will be our council, lol.

  34. Kristie says:

    Oh, bless her. How can anyone not love that face?

  35. Noneya says:

    LOL…that sash is about three times bigger than what she needed. Too cute.

  36. Bex says:

    Oh bless her! Too cute!

  37. frogprincess says:

    Awwww!!! I just want to hug you Kim. You would have been my bestest friend at brownies (or girl scouts). The picture tells so much about the golden soul behind those glasses and that gorgeous smile.

  38. sockmonkey says:

    This is absolutely precious. My 4-year-old daughter is just dying to wear this uniform in a few years. :)

  39. kdk says:

    i love her!

  40. Mike says:

    I’d really like to see what she looks like today… :-)

  41. ajax says:

    Go Cactus Pine Council!

  42. Crystal says:

    Is that the gummy bear girl from the credits of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

  43. not a doktor says:

    Whoa, she/this looks so much like my mother it’s eerie.

  44. Tina says:

    This is darling!!!

  45. Rosie says:

    hahaha This is kind of adorable! I feel like she grew up to be a really awesome person.

  46. Maria says:

    This looks so much like my first Brownie picture. I even had the same grandma glasses. Why were grandma glasses on little girls so popular in the 80s?

    • Boppie says:

      I think optometrists were afraid we might miss the TINIEST detail on the periphery, so we had HUGE lenses :). I’m still getting over the emotional scars, but I”m not as brave as Kim, that’s for sure!

  47. Michael! says:

    She’s adorable! :P

  48. Michelle says:

    I love the glasses… that is what totally nailed it for me… she looks like a girl Minkus from Boy Meets World… Why did people think that those glasses were ever cool?

    • Julie says:

      She totally does!!!

    • Joey says:

      I loathe the fashionable glasses of today (those square, heavy plastic, skinny frames that sometimes come in bold colors). UGH!, the next generation is gonna have a heyday making fun of those.

      • David says:

        I swear Joey, I have been thinking the same thing for a couple of years now!

      • Spritely says:

        You can’t even see as well through them. There is too much frame and not enough lens. Luckily, it seems like frames are starting to get larger again. (I’m judging by what the celebrities are wearing.)

    • ReginaPhalange says:

      The 80s were a scary time for people who wore glasses. My mother and sister both big frames back then. *shudders*

  49. Hugs to Kim! Thanks for sharing :)

  50. Julie says:

    Too cute :) As a Girl Guide leader in Canada, I love pics like this!

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