The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (JGLB) in Savannah, Georgia is the beloved “front door” of the Girl Scout Movement, visited annually by 30,000 people from around the globe. A notable cultural resource belonging to Girl Scouts of the USA, the site traces the arc of Juliette Low’s life and the Girl Scout Movement she founded, championing girls’ and women’s empowerment through tours and educational programming.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls for more than 100 years. GSUSA promotes excellence among girls across the country to lead with “courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.” Founded in 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era—and at a time when women in the United States could not yet vote—GSUSA has since grown into a global Movement in which all girls can see themselves reflected. Today, that Movement includes 2.6 million Girl Scouts in 92 countries and more than 56 million alumnae, united across distance and decades by lifelong friendships, shared adventures, and the desire to do big things to improve the world.