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Savannah, Birthplace of the Girl Scouts

November 19, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

Birthplace of the Girl ScoutsScouts honor, Savannah is the bona fide birthplace of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

In 1912, Savannah’s own Juliette Gordon Low dreamed of a world where young girls would enjoy the same real-world education that boys enjoyed. Or, that is to say – as she did,  a ‘real fun’ experience that shapes courage, confidence and character.


Equality for Young Women in America Started Here

A young lady’s male counterpart at that time had the Boy Scouts, whose official organization was incorporated a mere 2 years earlier. That is, 2 years before Juliette, or ‘Daisy’ as she was called, started a ripple in the fight for women’s rights across America. Juliette gave girls equal rights 7 years before the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Go Juliette.

In the Year of 1912…

Imagine, Savannah in 1912, the same year the Titanic sailed. And we are sure you can recall the opulence of dress that Kate Winslet donned for her character, Rose in the movie. Just saying, the fashion certainly did not put women on an equal playing ground – but THIS Girl Scout sure wouldn’t mind an opportunity to play dress up while celebrating my equal rights, and selling cookies, or, eating them.

Living History Right Here in Savannah, Birthplace of the Girl Scouts

Wouldn’t you know, that the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace was the FIRST Registered National Landmark in Savannah? That started another tidal wave, for we now have one of the largest historic districts in the country. Come see for yourself! Also, as we mentioned already, Daisy said that her #1 reason for founding the Girl Scouts is that it’s “real fun.” Savannah continues to deliver on that.

When you visit Savannah, we think spending an hour or two at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is a great idea – for girls AND boys of all ages. It is located at 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue (at the intersection of Bull and Oglethorpe). Full of living history, and, real fun!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Once in a Summertime Memory in Savannah

May 22, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Summer Memories poolside at Azalea Inn & Gardens

Are you stressing already about the school getting out for the summer? We know you are longing for a getaway that doesn’t include the needs of others – just your needs – and what better way to unwind than with a once in a summertime memory with your BFF, mother, daughter, sister or cousin – in Savannah! The hardest part of this decision will be choosing your room.

No beds to make, no meals to cook, no clothes to do, no yard to mow, no weeds to pull. It will be the most delightful NO you will ever experience. Simply book two midweek nights checking in Sunday thru Wednesday, mention the secret getaway phrase* and this Savannah Summertime Memory gift package ($70 value) is yours!

  • Savannah Trolley Tour for Two with OLD SAVANNAH TOURS – bringing Savannah History to Life for nearly 30 years
  • Luscious Ice Cream Banana Split for Two to Share at LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM (since 1919)
  • Admission for Two to JULIETTE GORDON LOW HOUSE – Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts and the woman who knew women deserved more equality.

Immerse yourselves in outstanding accommodations, picturesque settings, and V.I.P. personalized and attentive service. This special is only available from June 3 thru August 23 so book early!  Additional restrictions may apply.

Oh before I forget – your must mention GIRL SCOUT COOKIES to take advantage of this once in a summer-time package.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, Savannah’s bed and breakfast of choice – Call Now!!