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.

Centennial Pin

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.
Sarah Steele

Savannah, GA

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

Multiple addresses

1924

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

1919-1924

Decorative Plate

830 Third Ave.

New York, New York

1957-1992

Postcard

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

Magnet

Talli

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