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Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, converted the carriage house into the Girl Scout Headquarters shortly after she founded Girl Scouting in March of 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. It was willed to the Girl Scout Council of Savannah upon her death in 1927.

History
The Andrew Low House has a special place in the hearts of many Girl Scouts because it was the home of Juliette Gordon Low after she married Andrew Low’s son, William Mackey Low in 1886. The young Lows spent a great deal of their time in England since William had been educated in that country.

The young couple enjoyed many social activities with their English friends. Willie Low was a close friend of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and Juliette had been presented twice at court to Queen Victoria.
After William died in 1905, Juliette became friends with General Sir Robert Baden-Powell (later Lord Baden-Powell) the founder of the Boy Scouts in England. It was through this friendship that Daisy met Baden-Powell’s sister, Miss Agnes Baden-Powell who had been persuaded by her brother to form a society of Girl Guides.

Daisy was quite active with a troop of Girl Guides in England and returned to the States in 1912 with the idea of forming a similar group composed of girls in the United States of America. That year in Savannah Daisy started two troops of Girl Guides and allowed them to hold their meetings in her carriage house. This group eventually became known as the Girl Scouts of America and upon her death Juliette willed the carriage house to the Girl Scouts of Savannah. Juliette died in the Low house in 1927.

Artifacts Collections
The building houses the archives documenting Girl Scouts from 1912 to present.
After William died in 1905, Juliette became friends with General Sir Robert Baden-Powell (later Lord Baden-Powell) the founder of the Boy Scouts in England. It was through this friendship that Daisy met Baden-Powell’s sister, Miss Agnes Baden-Powell who had been persuaded by her brother to form a society of Girl Guides.

Daisy was quite active with a troop of Girl Guides in England and returned to the States in 1912 with the idea of forming a similar group composed of girls in the United States of America. That year in Savannah Daisy started two troops of Girl Guides and allowed them to hold their meetings in her carriage house. This group eventually became known as the Girl Scouts of America and upon her death Juliette willed the carriage house to the Girl Scouts of Savannah. Juliette died in the Low house in 1927.

Artifacts Collections
The building houses the archives documenting Girl Scouts from 1912 to present.
Historic Marker
FIRST GIRL SCOUNT HEADQUARTERS IN AMERICA
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.

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Contact & Address
Phone: 912-232-8200 - Address: 330 Drayton Street, Savannah Georgia 31401
First Girl Scouts of America Marker
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