Historic Markers Across Georgia



First Girl Scout Headquarters In America



Marker ID: GHM 025-87
Location: Located on south side of Macon St., 150 yards east of Drayton St., Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 04.400    W 081° 05.564
  32.073333    -81.09273
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWM9
First Girl Scout Headquarters In America Marker  



Text:

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.


GHM 027-87 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1966



 

 

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