2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. If the Girl Scouts has played a significant role in your life–as it has for millions of women and girls–this is a very special time to visit Savannah GA, the birthplace of the Girl Scouts and the founder, Juliette Gordon Low. There are three main sites of historical importance to the Girl Scouts in Savannah:
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace: Known as the “Wayne-Gordon House” or “The Birthplace” among Girl Scouts, this popular historic house museum is open to the public and run by the Girl Scouts of the USA. Restored to its original 1880s Victorian beauty, the home is also the first site in Savannah designated as a National Historic Landmark. @10 East Oglethorpe Ave. ~ (912) 233-4501
The Andrew Low House: This historic residence of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low is where it all began for the Girl Scouts. Upon her return from the UK in 1912, Juliette gathered the first two troops of the American GirlGuides, which would be called the Girl Scouts in 1913. Daily tours are offered @ 329 Abercorn St. ~ (912) 233-6854
The Girl Scout First Headquarters: Formerly the Andrew Low House’s carriage house, the building was converted into club rooms in 1912. The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia call this site home, offering tours and programs to the public. @ 330 Drayton St. ~ 1-888-223-3883
In addition to these Savannah Girl Scouts places of interest, the Telfair Academy at 12 Barnard St. is currently hosting the exhibit, “Juliette Gordon Low and her Contemporaries in Savannah’s Art Scene.” The show celebrates Juliette Gordon Low’s creative talents and her overall influence on the arts and culture of Savannah, Georgia.
Book your room at any Savannah Villas accommodations today and you’ll be close to all these major sites for celebrating 100 years of the Girl Scouts. If you haven’t already scheduled your tour to see them, we’ll also be happy to help you book your Savannah Girl Scouts tours.