Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
Get the Lowdown on J. Low
The original J. Low—Juliette Gordon Low, that is—was a woman ahead of her time and the founder of the Girl Scout Movement. Visit the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia, and experience life the way it was "back in the day" (late 19th and early 20th centuries).
The Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low Birthplace—the home where Daisy was born and raised—is a registered National Historic Landmark. You can tour the house museum, see Daisy's artwork, and hear stories about life in her day. Daisy was passionate about giving girls opportunities to have adventures and be independent and creative. Experience the spirit and vision behind Girl Scouts while you choose from all kinds of hands-on workshops, all related to life more than 100 years ago. In addition to the sessions listed here, groups can partner with staff to customize their own "destinations" experiences. Make your reservations today!
Special-interest sessions to choose from on visits to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace include: (Visits include one choice only.)
Come Into My Parlor: Girls have always wanted to have fun! Travel back to Daisy's (Juliette's nickname) time and relive the fun girls had "in the parlor" (living room). Games, dramatics, singing, and other amusements delight girls today as they did the young ladies of yesteryear.
Fashion, Fabric, and Frills: Explore fashions of the 1800s, discover the difference between a hoop and bustle skirt, experience the undergarments that shaped the outer clothing, and glimpse life from 1860-1927 through the clothing of the time. Ages 13-18 only.
Forward March: March back in time to commemorate the first years of Girl Scouting. See the first Girl Scout movie, investigate old handbooks and uniforms, and reenact musical plays and skits popular with early Girl Scouts.
Pop Goes the Weasel: A Textile Adventure. Juliette Low taught her first Girl Guides in Scotland to spin. Try your hand at spinning and weaving while learning about fibers and how they are processed.
Rainy Day in 1870: Dress up in costumes and go back in time to a rainy day during Daisy Gordon's childhood. Use a fan, create an embroidered bookmark, and cut silhouettes, paper dolls, and tinsel pictures. For 11-year-olds only.
Sisters of the Palette: We remember Juliette Gordon Low as our founder, but she was also an artist. Learn about her work and that of other women artists. Try your hand at sculpting, Daisy's favorite medium, as well as other arts.
Spanning the Decades: This new Special Interest Session will be offered for the 100th anniversary year. During this session, we will participate in activities chosen from each of the 10 decades in Girl Scouting. Available Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012.
Victorian Venture: Come to tea and experience the pastimes of a Victorian-era young lady, like using a fan, writing in a fancy hand, and making a scrap art box. Ages 12-14 only.
In addition to one special-interest session, girls 15-18 may also participate in:
Victorian Supper Savannah-style: Re-create the manners, customs, and conventions of a Victorian dinner party. Wear a costume while enjoying a traditional 19th-century dinner. Eat typical Southern cooking prepared by a local restaurant. Ages 15-18 only.
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.
Girl Scout Heritage Visit: $24 plus a $25 registration fee for each group; includes tour, special-interest session, and orientation. Transportation, food, accommodations, and other activities not included. Victorian Supper is an additional $22 per person.
Note: This is a GETAWAY event. You don't need to complete an application form. Just contact the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace for a registration form and go. Remember to notify your council that you are traveling on a getaway. Don't forget to bring your friends and an advisor.