Saturday, April 22, 2023

National Girl Scout Leaders Day – Holiday Review

 On April 22nd each year, we recognize the thousands of leaders who volunteer their time and experiences to girls in scouting. These leaders have been impacting the lives of girls since Girl Scouting began in 1912.

Girl Scout Emblem

When Did Girl Scout Leader's Day Begin?

In 1982, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Proclaimed April 22nd as Girl Scouts Leader's Day to recognize the volunteers who serve as such marvelous role models to Girl Scouts each year.  The organization selected the date of April 22 because it falls near National Volunteer Week each year. 

Eighteen girls were in the very first Girl Scout troop, led by the founder of the Girls Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low.  Her home in Savannah, Georgia is now a National historic landmark.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace History Museum in Savannah, Georgia
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
History Museum in Savannah, Georgia
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Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

This National Historic Landmark in Savannah, Georgia, also known as the Wayne-Gordon House, is today owned by the Girls Scouts of the USA.  It was Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace and home to four generations of Gordons. The Girl Scouts purchased the home in 1953 and restored it to serve as a portal to the Girl Scouts movement. 

In 1956, the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace was opened as an historic house museum, featuring many original Gordon family furnishings, including art by Juliette herself.  It was designated as Savannah's first National Historic Landmark in 1965 and is open for general tours.  

*I have toured this home twice myself during my years living in the Savannah area and it is lovely place to visit. 

Special Dates Related to Girl Scouts

  • Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on October 31st is known as Founders Day for the Girl Scouts of the USA. 
  • National Girl Scout Day is March 12.
  • National Girl Scout Week is March 12-18
  • Girl Scout Leader's Day is April 22.


So, on April 22, give a special thanks to the leader of the Girl Scout troop a girl in your family belongs to.  These volunteers all deserve our heartfelt thanks and recognition. 

Girl Scouts Faces Logo on a Magnet
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  1. What a beautiful house/museum! I am glad they restored it and are now preserving it's beauty. I know there are a lot of girls who are thankful for their time in girl scouts. The leaders make all the difference in how much the troops are enjoyed! It is fitting that there is a day to honor them.

    1. I agree, Sylvestermouse. Girl Scout leaders are terrific volunteers to our girls.

  2. What a gorgeous building and how fitting that the Girl Scouts of the USA purchased, restored and converted it into a museum celebrating Julia Gordon Low’s life and the organization and movement she spawned, led and nurtured! A wonderful tribute.

    1. Juliette Gordon Low is well honored in Savannah and by the Girl Scouts of America. Thanks for your visit.

  3. As a product of Girl Guiding, I can attest that it really is a worthwhile experience. Thank you all the leaders who continue to inspire others.

    1. Thanks, Olivia. Girl Guiding is the organization in England that inspired Juliette Gordon Low to start the Girl Scouting program when she returned from England to her home in Savannah, Georgia.

  4. One thing I miss, is the girl scout brownies coming to our door to sell their cookies - These are the only door knocking episodes I would welcome, even now, right now! My fave cookies are the vanilla (I know, boring, but I love them!)

  5. I was in scouting all through my grade school years and really appreciate all the leaders hard work and time invested. Thanks for an interesting article.

    1. I was a Girl Scout too, Mary Beth. And a Brownie Scout leader for my daughter's troop back in the day! :)


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