Sis Kesha is gathering a group to Sojourn to Savannah in 2017. This trip is open to girls who will be Seniors, Cadettes or Juniors in 2017.
Savannah is the birth place of Girl Scouts in America. Sojourners will visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, visit the first Girl Scouts headquarters, and participate in birthplace programing,
Juliette Gordon Low (October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement. Baden-Powell and Low shared love of travel and support for the Girl Guides. Low joined the Girl Guide movement, forming a group of Girl Guides in Scotland in 1911. In 1912 Low returned to the United States, forming the first American Girl Guide troop in Savannah, Georgia in 1912. In 1915, the Girl Guides in the USA became Girl Scouts and Low became the first president. She stayed active until the time of her death. Her birthday, October 31, is celebrated by the Girl Scouts as “Founder’s Day”. Watch this pictorial history of Low.
Girls will be earning their ticket to this trip by selling cookies and participating in troop fundraisers. Girls must participate in three Annual Cookie Sales to qualify to attend plus two of the three additional fundraisers that will be announced in 2015. We will need adults to attend. Adult volunteers must pay their own way.
On February 21, 2015, there will be a meeting for all girls and adults interested in sojourning to Savannah. We will provide more information, answer questions, girls & adults can sign up, and adults will receive the payment schedule.
Let’s Sojourn to Savannah in 2017!