Savannah: Birthplace of the Girl Scouts

Savannah: Birthplace of the Girl Scouts
As the birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah's an ideal destination for your troops! There are dozens of historical sites to explore, many of which have created tours for Scouts that culminate with receiving a badge. You’ll become better acquainted with the history of Savannah and the Girl Scouts while also enjoying one of our country’s most beautiful cities.
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Day 1 Hello Savannah
Meet your tour director
Savannah Old Town city walk
River StreetFactors WalkCity MarketChippewa SquareForrest Gump benchForsyth Park
Details: Savannah Old Town city walk
Your introduction to Old Town will include a thorough review of Savannah’s architecture, people, history and Southern charm. There is something new to learn down every cobblestone street and behind each hidden garden.
Day 2 Savannah landmarks
Optional  Ghost tour  $30
Details: Girl Scout First Headquarters guided visit including badge
The Girl Scout First Headquarters is a Girl Scout museum and program center owned and operated by the local Girl Scout Council; the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. First Headquarters, in which the exhibits tell the story of the history of Girl Scouting, was left to the girls of the local council by Juliette Low herself and is now open to the public as a Girl Scout museum and program center. Participate in Girl Scout Ways program to earn a badge.
Details: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Girl Scout Experience with pinning ceremony
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. This three-hour experience includes a tour of the site, interactive activities, a pinning ceremony, and shopping in the Birthplace store.
Details: Andrew Low House visit
At the age of 26, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon married William Mackay Low, the son of Andrew Low who was a wealthy cotton merchant in Savannah and England. The Andrew Low House preserves one of the finest collections of period furnishings relating to the history of Savannah and the Low family. It includes examples of works by some of America’s most prestigious furniture makers.
Day 3 Savannah
Details: Old Fort Jackson Girl Scout Militia Program
Climb the ramparts at Old Fort Jackson and it is easy to see why this site was chosen in 1808 to build a brick fort to protect Savannah. Named after James Jackson, one-time governor of Georgia, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification. Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark with weekend cannon firings and daily interactive programs. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.
Details: Tybee Island Marine Center visit
The mission of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Georgia through education and service. Marine education programs on Tybee Island began in 1987 with beach walks and seining.
Details: Tybee Island Lighthouse visit
The Tybee Museum was established in 1961 by The Tybee Island Museum Association. The Lightstation and Museum are surely a stop you do not want to miss. Take the journey up 178 steps to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular coastal views. At the Lighthouse and Head Keepers Cottage there are volunteers on hand to answer questions and discuss the rich history of Tybee Island.
Day 4 Goodbye Savannah
Travel home
Details: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum guided visit
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, exhibits ship models, paintings and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Details: Laurel Grove Cemetery visit
Juliette Gordon Low developed cancer in 1923, but kept it a secret and continued diligently working for the Girl Scouts. Low died on January 17, 1927 and was buried in her Girl Scout uniform in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
Savannah: Birthplace of the Girl Scouts
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 3 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • Dinner daily (except departure day)
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
  • Overnight security chaperone
  • Visit to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Tour Diary™
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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