Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum

Our Ark, Olave House, Pax Lodge

Originally called Our Ark
the second World Center opened in 1939 and stayed opened throughout World War II with the World Bureau  next door. Our Ark went through growing pains and moves during it's history and was renamed Olave House in 1963 in honor of the World Chief Guide, Lady Olave Baden-Powell. In 1990 the World Center, having moved to a new location, was renamed the Pax Lodge.
According to their web site, the symbolism of the Pax Lodge recalls the name of Our Ark in the shape of the dove on the water, the olive branch is for peace and the trefoil is for international scope of the center.
Our Ark


Our Ark Pin, introduced 1958



1950 Our Ark Patch



Tiny Our Ark Charm


Vintage silk


Sterling Our Ark spoon

detail of Sterling spoon

Olave House

(Donna K.)

(Donna K.)

Pax Lodge


Participation Pin image donated by Talli







Magnet image donated by Talli




Guide Heritage Center Pin


Juliette Low Memorial Fund/JLWFF  |  WAGGGS  |  Thinking Day  |  Our Ark, Olave House, Pax Lodge  |  Our Cabana  |  Our Chalet  |  Sangam  |  Friends Societies

International A-B  |  Australia  |  International C-D  |  Canada 1  |  Canada 2  |  International E-F  |  International G-H  |  International I  |  International K-J

International L-M  |  International N-P  |  Philippine  |  International R-S  |  International T-Z  |  United Kingdom 1  |  United Kingdom 2