This commemorative issue was released on March 12, 1987 for the 75th anniversary of Girl Scouts in the U.S. The design features fourteen Girl Scout achievement badges. This was the most popular U.S. Scout issue ever, with 149,980,000 stamps printed.
Richard Sheaff, the stamp designer, was given a box of badges to select from. His selections were based on color and small item reproducibility. The badges used are all part of the Worlds to Explore Proficiency badges that were initiated in 1980. These badges could be earned by Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts. Juniors could earn those badges with either tan or green background while Cadettes could earn only those with tan backgrounds.
This is an online version of an original philatelic display
by Keith Larson, © 1998