40 Year Celebration Mug
For the Cross Timbers Girl Scout Council
This mug is especially collectible, as the Cross Timbers Girl Scout Council no longer exists, falling victim to the many mergers of Girl Scout councils.
Girl Scouting in northeast Texas began in 1917 when the Denton Girl Scouts was organized in Denton County, Texas. In 1956, the Denton Council added the counties of Cooke, Grayson, Montague and Wise, creating the Cross Timbers Council.
In 2007, Cross Timbers Council joined two other councils to create the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, which covers 32 counties.
The heavy emerald green glass is beautiful with a rich shine. The inscription is on both sides of the commemoratory mug:
Celebrating 40 Years
Of Girl Scouts
“Make New Friends But Keep the Old,
One is Silver the Other Gold”
The inscription overlays an outline of Texas. On the underside molded into the glass is “22 MADE IN U.S.A.”
Height: 4 inches
Diameter: 3 ¾ inches, without handle; 4 ¾ inches with handle
Excellent, beautiful condition. The inscription is as new—no wearing of the letters or loss of color. No chips, cracks, crazing. I found two tiny scratches, but I could see them only when I held the glass up to the light.