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Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Chartered Girl Scout Council in the United States

 
 
First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 23, 2016
1. First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker
Inscription.  Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) had a dream that young women could be independent, help others in need, and be responsible leaders in their communities. Low founded Girl Scouts of the United States of America with 18 girls on March 12, 1912 in her native Savannah, Georgia. On May 6, 1917, Low signed the charter making the Toledo Council the first official Girl Scout Council in the nation. There were about 550 Girl Scouts in Toledo at that time. Over 50 million girls, women, and men have been members of Girl Scouts of the USA in
 
Erected by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 60-48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1917.
 
Location. 41° 39.579′ N, 83° 33.605′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Monroe Street (Ohio Route 51) east of Robinwood
First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 23, 2016
2. First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker
View, looking east along Monroe Street, of the featured marker (furthest of the two markers).
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Avenue, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located near the northeast corner of the grounds of the Toledo Museum of Art, almost directly opposite of the roadway crosswalk that is in front of The Plaza Apartments Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo OH 43620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toledo Museum of Art (a few steps from this marker); Mercy Hospital of Toledo / Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Art Tatum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Willys-Overland Finishing Plant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Toledo's First Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo's Memorial Hall Cornerstone (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 23, 2016
3. First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker
View, looking west along Monroe Street, of the featured marker (the nearest of the two markers).
First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 23, 2016
4. First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker
View of the featured marker (marker on the left) on the grounds of the Toledo Museum of Art.
First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 23, 2016
5. First Charerted Girl Scout Council in the United States Marker
View of the featured marker (the left marker).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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