Good Scouts, Girl Scouts Number by Norman Rockwell
November 8, 1924 Issue of Life Magazine
Good Scouts, Girl Scouts Number, this Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of Life Magazine published November 8, 1924.
An alternate title for this illustration is Portrait of a Girl Scout.
This was the twenty-eighth and last cover by Rockwell to appear on Life Magazine. A Rockwell painting only appeared once on Life magazine's cover in 1924 and twenty-eight times in all.
Good Scouts, Girl Scouts Number
On this issue of Life, Norman Rockwell treats to a portrait-type painting of a Girl Scout.
Here is the complete list of all Norman Rockwell magazine covers.
Rockwell, in fact, appears to be comparing this girl to Daniel Boone, one of the most famous scouts in history. And he appears to be comparing her favorably to the famous scout.
She is wearing yellow clothing that looks like rain gear to me. She has her backpack loaded on her back for a hike.
Most importantly she is smiling.
Perhaps the message of this painting is that Daniel Boone's spirit is watching over scouts in the wilderness. Surely their path is easier because of the trails he blazed.
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