Girl Scout Headquarters
Officially, there have been 12 different Girl Scout headquarter's addresses, but to be honest it's just basically Savannah, GA., Washington D.C., and New York City.
There are many wonderful items that celebrate the Low House stables as the headquarters, and certainly plenty for New York City but precious little to celebrate the Washington DC era. Even the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's Discover the Nation's Capital patch program doesn't mention that Washington D.C. was once the headquarters for Girl Scouting. It's a shame because it's in Washington D.C. years (June 1913-April 1916) that the Girl Scout movement went "national."
This pin is incorrect, as Girl Scouting went "national" when the HQ moved to Washington D.C. Subsequent pins have removed the "national" part.
This pin was available to people attending the centennial event in Savannah March 12, 2012.
They said it was a one day only availability. We are lucky to get it.
Patches, pin and postcards are just a few of the souvenirs to find.
330 Drayton Ave.
Munsey Building, Washington D.C.
1329 E Street NW (Building was demolished in 1980)
The Munsey Building had the reputation of being built with high quality materials with classical details. It was know to have elegant private office spaces.
New York City
This postcard (left) shows the object of the
"Buy A Brick" campaign - 670 Lexington Ave, NY,NY.
"BUILD A BRICK" 1924 RARE FIND POSTER ...CAMPAIGN TO HELP BUILD THE NATIONAL HQ AT 670 LEXINGTON AVE IN NY MINIATURE STICKERS AND CELLULOID BUTTONS WERE MADE TO HELP PUBLICIZE THE CAMPAIGN.
Image and information donated by Nancy Bland
National Headquarters in New York City
189 Lexington Ave
830 Third Ave.
New York, New York
Library of Congress images 1958
Right - Street view of Girl Scout National HQ
Upper Right - Girl Scout Shop inside National HQ
Pins are enlarged, patches are scaled smaller