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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
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 Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo OH 43620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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).
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); First Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Art Tatum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lucas County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Toledo (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
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. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 25 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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