The Juliette Low Birthplace invites adult Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alums to sojourn in Savannah for an engaging weekend of tours, activities and exploration centered on the theme of Wander Woman: Women and Travel.
An intrepid traveler, Juliette Low’s life led her to four continents and innumerable adventures. Seeking new experiences and female autonomy, she climbed the pyramids in Egypt, hunted tigers in India, hiked the hills of Scotland, and showed a generation of American girls the pleasures of sleeping under the stars. Juliette imbued Girl Scouts not only with the spirit of travel, but also with a commitment to global citizenship and civic engagement, beginning with the 1913 Interpreter badge for learning another language. Today, more than 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides can be found learning about the world and collaborating to bring about positive change.
Throughout the weekend, participants will:
--Discover Juliette’s own travels through her 1908 diary of a trip to India and discuss how these experiences informed the organization she founded and the woman she became.
--Compare Juliette’s travels to those taken by 19th century Savannah families through a viewing of the Telfair Museum’s newest exhibition, Savannah Families Abroad.
--Swap travel stories with other wander women during a private, after-hours reception at the Birthplace.
--Experience a special film screening at the Historic Savannah Theatre-- where Juliette graced the stage as a child playing the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The program will take advantage of our location in Savannah, the Hostess City of the South, with its walkable downtown and beautiful scenery. To encourage pedestrian exploration, activities will be held within a 7-block radius, (a 10-minute stroll) from the Birthplace. Time will be provided for independent activities, allowing you to soak in the history, culture and vibrancy of the historic city that has become a favorite destination of Girl Scouts from around the globe.
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