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Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center

Juliette Low's Birthplace

 

 

The birthplace of Juliette Low at 10 E. Oglethorpe in Savannah, GA was purchased by National Girl Scouts in 1953. After a massive fund raising campaign it was restored to a late 1880's decor and opened to the public on October 18,1956. Apparently it is officially called Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center, but now is often just called Juliette Low's Birthplace. It was the first Registered National Historic Landmark in Savannah. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all over the world come to visit.

 

Birthplace Pins

Dozens of patch designs have been offered through the years celebrating the Birthplace. At first, just two pins were offered; a visitor pin (available only to actual visitors to the Birthplace) and a friendship pin (for non-visitors), but many other pin designs have become available since the early days.

 

The Visitor pin is found in two sizes; the older is approximately 7/8" x 7/8" (shown right above) and the newer smaller 1/2" x 1/2. The quality of pins varies with respect to the paint/enameling and with the lettering.


A good example of the older, larger
pin, clear lettering and paint
7/8" x 7/8"

Good example of the smaller pin
1/2" x 1/2"

100th Anniversary pin

 

The Gate or Friendship pin is meant for non-visitors.

 

 

The Juliette Low Birthplace Gate as it used to be
 


The Juliette Low Birthplace Gate as it is today


Current Gate pin
is a brass color
with black inlay
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Silver version of the Gate pin

Image: Talli

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Button Style Pin

Image: Talli

 

Specialty pins and other Birthplace items



Passport to the Past
Talli
Daisy's Garden Pin

Daisy's Garden



Sojourn in Savannah
Talli

Difficult to read,
says "Girl Scouts"
on the bottom



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Button Style Pins

Passport to the Past
Talli




Metal Birthplace Pin
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Wood/paint Birthplace pin







Birthplace thimble
Juliette Low's Birthpllace Bookmark

Birthplace Cloth Ribbon Bookmark
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Charm




Altvaters





Decorative Plates






Early Birthplace Kit for
troops planning to visit


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Daisy Pennant


Mug 

Juliette Low's Birthplace Coin

1988 Birthplace coin
reverse says "Take the Lead"
Juliette Low Birthplace Bronze Coin


1962


Collector's Spoon

Vintage Postcard Juliette Low's Birthplace

Vintage Post Card