Sunday, Nov. 13, 1960 there was a ceremonial planting of
100 rosebushes in the City Hall Plaza in St. Louis." No
roses survive. Someone in this area sent 250 rose
bushes to a sister troop in Australia.
The Girl Scout Rose was also planted in the rose
garden at Roosevelt Park, in Lohmont, CO, however, they
tore the rose park up several years ago to renovate it.
Bexar County in Texas had the Girl Scout rose planted
in the yard of a church convent. None have
Found a contact in Oregon, none survived.
I thought surely there would be some in Juliette
Low’s garden in Savannah. None survived. I have
been told that yellow roses do not survive their hot
I did find one bush in New Mexico that seems to be
hardy and has survived several hail storms. From
this bush a cutting was sent to a Rose Farm in CA.
Today I received an e-mail that the cutting did not make
it this year. (2005)
I also contacted GSUSA and asked if there might be
another rose to celebrate the 100th year of
Girl Scouts and received this reply today………..
The possibility of offering another rose for Girl
Scouts' 100th anniversary is currently being
researched. A more definitive answer should be available
as the event gets closer.
Update from Eva Kiehl, summer 2011
Spring, wrote to my contact who has the only GS rose, it
seems. Two years ago a stem got knocked off the
original bush and he decided to see if he planted it,
would it grow.
been several years and this year he said that stem is
still alive and has bloomed.