Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is planning a Heritage Trip to the Juliette Gordon Low Home in historic Savannah, Ga. The trip will be February 13-16, 2010, and these dates were selected because President's Day coincides with the Mardi Gras holidays next year, so all of our girls will have a long weekend. February is a perfect month to visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace because it is not as crowded as it is in the summer.
The highlight of our trip will be our visit on Monday, February 16, to the Wayne Gordon House, built in 1821. In the 1950's, Girl Scouts from across the nation saved the home from demolition by collecting Dimes for Daisy. The Girl Scouts wanted to have a house of their own for future generations of Girl Scouts. More than 2.5 million visitors have been inspired by Juliette Gordon Low's remarkable life.
The Heritage Visit consists of a tour of the home, a special interest session that focuses on aspects of 19th century life and early Girl Scouting, a visit to the museum store and an opportunity for each troop to have a "Girl Scout's Own" pinning ceremony in the courtyard.
Savannah is a fascinating city and there are many things to do, see and eat! Just a few that come to mind are a scavenger hunt through the historic area, a dolphin cruise, a tour of some reportedly haunted places the city and a visit to Paula Dean's renowned Lady and Sons restaurant.
Since we are still in the planning stage, we want you and your girls to be involved in making this a "historic" trip! If you are interested in going, or have ideas for what we should include in our trip, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at 251.344.3330, ext. 1202. This trip is for Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors and will be limited to the first 100 to sign up.