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First Girl Scout Headquarters in America

 
 
First Girl Scout Headquarters in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2008
1. First Girl Scout Headquarters in America Marker
Inscription. The house adjacent to this building was the home of Juliette Gordon Low at the time she founded Girl Scouting in the United States, March 12, 1912. Formerly the carriage-house and stable of the Low mansion, this building became that year the first Girl Scout headquarters in America.

At the death of Mrs. Low in 1927 the Founder of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. willed the original headquarters to the Girl Scouts of Savannah (now The Girl Scout Council of Savannah, Georgia, Inc.). This building has been continuously used for Girl Scouting longer than any other in this country.
 
Erected 1966 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 027-87.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.393′ N, 81° 5.556′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Macon Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on South side of Macon Street, Between Drayton and Abercorn Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juliette Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Girl Scouting
First Girl Scout Headquarters in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. First Girl Scout Headquarters in America Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Dames House (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Low House (within shouting distance of this marker); Marist Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (about 400 feet away); Sergeant Jasper (about 400 feet away); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. More Juliette Low
 
Also see . . .  The Girl Scouts. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsLandmarksNotable Buildings
 
First Girl Scout Headquarters in America Marker, new paint on Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 29, 2009
3. First Girl Scout Headquarters in America Marker, new paint on Headquarters
First Girl Scout Headquarters ( Former Stable ) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. First Girl Scout Headquarters ( Former Stable )
First Girl Scout Headquarters In America image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. First Girl Scout Headquarters In America
The Plaque on the wall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
6. The Plaque on the wall
Birthplace of Girl Scouting in the United States March 12, 1912 ——— This Building Formerly The Stable Of Julliette Low ••Founder•• The Meeting Place Of The First Girl Scout Troops In The United States Dedicated October, 1937
First Girl Scout Headquarters in America , fresh paint for Fall tourists image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
7. First Girl Scout Headquarters in America , fresh paint for Fall tourists
First Girl Scout Headquarters in America image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
8. First Girl Scout Headquarters in America
Freshly painted for Fall
Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
9. Plaque
Juliette Low • Founder in the United States of the Girl Scouts ---- 1912 • " She Gave The Lead ---- She Is Not Dead If We But Keep Alive The Spirit That Was Hers" ... Robert Baden Powell
Girl Scout tribute at Telfair Park, Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
10. Girl Scout tribute at Telfair Park, Savannah
Grave of Juliette Low image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 1, 2008
11. Grave of Juliette Low
Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah "Founder of Girl Scouts of the United States" "Juliette Low Wife of William M. Low Daughter of William W and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon Born October 31, 1860 Died January 17, 1927 At Savannah, Georgia" " Now abideth Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love "
 
 
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