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The Sunbeams is a youth program put together by the Salvation Army in 1921 and represented an offshoot of the Life-Saving Girl Guards. Early on, the program offered a “character building ministry” for young girls that promoted their spiritual, mental, and social growth. Through the program, girls ranging in grade from first to fifth improved their relationship with God and gained self-confidence all while having fun. The Sunbeams, much like the Girl Scouts, took field trips, camped, conducted service projects, and earned emblems for special achievements. Today, the Sunbeams continue to educate young girls about Christian fellowship and encourage them to give back to their communities through generous acts of service.
National Museum of American History. (n.d.). Sunbeams button. https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1317480
The Salvation Army: Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. (n.d.). Milton youth programs. https://pendel.salvationarmy.org/easternpa/Youth