The Cutie Mark Crusaders in their Filly Guide uniforms
|Occupation||Scouting youth organization|
|Beret||Dark grayish spring bud with light yellow binding, dark gray visor, and moderate crimson ribbon|
|Necktie and tail tie||¤ Moderate crimson with light yellow stripe|
|Sash||Dark grayish spring bud|
| Cutie mark|
The Filly Guides, also called the Filly Scouts, are a youth organization in Equestria whose foal members appear in several episodes and the IDW comics. They are a parallel to the real-life Girl Guides and, to a lesser extent, the Boy Scouts of America organizations.
Development and production
When asked about the Cutie Mark Crusaders' "girl scout" uniforms in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #24 on the Round Stable forums, IDW comics artist Brenda Hickey replied, "that was in [Jeremy Whitley's] script. Since they had a girl scout design in the show, I just lifted that."
The Filly Guide uniforms were designed by Kora Kosicka, Fernanda Ribeiro, and Charmaine Verhagen.During the premiere of 28 Pranks Later on August 13, 2016, Jim Miller referred to the Crusaders as "Filly Scouts" on Twitter.
Depiction in the seriesIn the season three episode Just for Sidekicks, "Tag-A-Long" appears in Ponyville collecting donations for the Filly Guides. Zecora donates one of Spike's gems to her. "Tag-A-Long" also appears in her Filly Guide uniform at the Foal and Filly Fair in the season four episode Inspiration Manifestation and at "Shady Daze"'s birthday in the season five episode The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows.
In the season six episode 28 Pranks Later, Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo appear as Filly Guides taking part in the organization's Cookie Drive. They go door-to-door selling boxes of cookies to the ponies of Ponyville.
Other depictionsMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #24 story Discord in Time, the Cutie Mark Crusaders appear in their Filly Guide uniforms as Fluttershy takes them on a nature observation hike. Discord, being an honorary Cutie Mark Crusader, also appears and joins the hike in his own Filly Guide uniform. Fluttershy appears in a Filly Guide uniform on the issue's cover B but not in the issue itself.
In the Defenders of Equestria expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, card #19 C of the Filly Guides gives the description "Filly Guide Cookies haven't changed in generations. If somepony changed the traditional ingredients even a little, customers all over Equestria would probably lose their minds!"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Jim Miller (2016-08-13). Big Jim on Twitter: "CMCs as Filly Scouts! #MLPSeason6". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 August 13.
- ↑ Brenda Hickey (2014-10-16). Re: FiM #24: Doctor Q. Horsie Forums :3. The Round Stable. Retrieved on 2016 August 13.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2016-08-13). @GrandMoffJoseph @xargos32 Thank @kkosicka @charmainevee @fe_rib !. Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 August 13.