Juliette Low and the Girl Scouts USA

Savannah Georgia-Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low

A popular place to visit in Savannah is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts in the USA.  Nicknamed “Daisy” Mrs. Low was born on October 31, 1860.

As stated on the Georgia Historical Commission marker “Through Mrs. Low’s energetic and determined leadership the movement spread rapidly under the name Girl Scouts”.

The home located at 10 E Oglethorpe Avenue is a museum open Monday through Saturday, with some select Sundays.  Tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 10am.  Advanced ticket purchase is recommended during peak seasons.  Tours are guided and different packages are available.  For more information click here

Information from the website www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/

About Daisy

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In 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Low gathered 18 girls from her cousin Nina Pape’s school in her hometown to share exciting plans for a new outdoors and educational club for girls. From that first troop of 18 Savannah girls, Daisy’s club grew quickly to become Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization that today serves millions of girls all over the United States and abroad. In the midst of the Progressive Era, and at a time when women in the United States did not yet have the right to vote, 51-year-old Daisy sparked a worldwide movement that inspired girls to learn new skills, embrace adventure, and be their best selves.  

To read more about this remarkable lady and the museum please visit the above link

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