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Troop Crests

Bluebird- known for its song and bright color, at home in the city or in the wild

Cardinal- known for its whistle "Good Cheer!"

Clover Leaf- good luck, also the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil

Daffodil- spring flower, sunny personality

Dogwood- new life, rebirth, a spring flowering tree

Falling Star- good luck, makes wishes come true

Forget-Me-Not- friendship and loyalty

Hawaiian Lei- circle of friendship

Lightning- power in nature

Lily of the Valley- purity, in folklore it is known as Fairy Bells.

Morning Glory-awaking of a new day and glory to God

Music Notes- international symbol of music and song

Pine Tree- boldness, loyalty and stability

Pansy- also known as "hearts-ease" stands for service and friendship

Purple Violet- a clean environment and a clean earth.

Red Rose- the "All American" flower, symbol of beauty

Sailboat- free as the wind

Seashell- a promise of discovery, gifts from the sea

Star of Bethlehem- a guide, a goal, it shows the way

Unicorn- chastity, purity, imagination, uniqueness

Waterfall- loyalty and challenge

White Rose- faith, loyalty and the quest for truth

Wild Rose- perseverance and adaptability even in the face of adversity, beauty in strength, and exploring possibilities.

A little history: Before troops (originally called patrols) had numbers, they were identified by crest. The first crests used in Savannah, GA were White Rose and Carnation, followed by Red Rose and Poppy. By 1917, there were 29 crests: Bluebell, Buttercup, Clematis, Crocus, Daffodil, Daisy, Dogwood, Forget-me-not, Fucshia, Goldenrod, Holly, Iris, Lilly of the Valley, Morning Glory, Narcissus, Nasturtium, Oak, Pansy, Pink Carnation, Poppy, Red Clover, Red Rose, Scarlet Pimpernel, Star of Bethlehem, Sunflower, Thistle, Violet, White Rose, and White Violet

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