The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia, holds a special place for Girl Scouts! It is where our amazing founder was born and lived throughout her life- and the place that she began the Movement that we are all so passionate about today. In 1953, Girl Scouts of the USA purchased the home and girls from around the world worked together to raise money to restore it to its original glory. Today, it serves as a beautiful museum where visitors can learn all about Juliette Gordon Low, affectionately known as Daisy, and about the history of Girl Scouting.
Right now, we are working together again just like the Girl Scouts did in the 1950’s to preserve the birthplace so that it can continue to serve the needs of the 21st century girls. The birthplace is a finalist in Partners in Preservation, a program by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to engage the public in preserving and increasing awareness of America’s historic places . You—yes, you!—can help the birthplace continue its important work to preserve the site. Simply visit the site above and cast your vote every day this week! Voting closes next Tuesday, October 29th.
After voting, check out our top 3 reasons to visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace with your troop!
- To learn more about the original G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).
Girls can learn what it was like to grow up in Savannah during the Civil War, and how Daisy’s childhood shaped her into the incredible leader that would found our mission. Fun fact: Daisy was born on October 31, 1860 in the house, which is why we will be celebrating next week with Founder’s Day!
2. To learn more about early Girl Scouting.
Daisy held her first troop meeting at the birthplace on March 12, 1912. Daisy broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries to ensure all girls, including those with disabilities, had a place to grow and develop their leadership skills. At the birthplace, girls can learn all about the activities girls did and how our organization grew to be what it is today.
3. To appreciate the beauty of Savannah, GA.
Savannah is a beautiful city filled with Live Oak trees and Spanish Moss, and it has a rich history that is evident as you walk the streets! The birthplace is a Federal-style home built of brick-covered stucco in 1821 and it stands out as a landmark on one of the city’s main intersections
Learn more about the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and begin planning your trip by visiting their website!