One of the best signs of impending spring isn’t the daffodil flowers peeking through the melting snow. It’s Girl Scout Cookies. The order form has been passed through the office, and you put in for Thin Mints twice. Or maybe you have a Girl Scout in your house, and you’re gearing up for another month with a garage full of cookies. After the cookie madness is all said and done, take your Scout on an historic vacation to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia.
Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912, making this the 100th year of Girl Scouting in the United States. Special centennial celebrations will be held in March this year, including a symbolic bridging ceremony with thousands of Girl Scouts from all over the country. The birthplace home is a National Historic site and provides a peek into the past of much richer than a simple history of Scouting. The Gordon Family was part of some of the nations most important economic and political developments including the rail roads and state militias.
Since you’re taking an trip into the past, stay in an historic building. This redesigned 1870s Carriage House is charming and functional. Two full baths and space for nine means plenty of room for a family vacation or a special mother-daughter getaway. This home is brimming with smart and girlie details like a lace-accented daybed with trundle, a flower garden with iron tea table, and a sunny cottage kitchen with southern charm. Sip some tea and enjoy those Samoas on the patio after your trip to the Gordon Low House.
Perhaps you’re taking the whole troop? Hotels are hard when you’ve got a gaggle of tween girls. Check out an historic vacation home to hold them all. What’s more, you’ll have a kitchen, plenty of baths, and no hotel guests to contend with. This estate with 7 bedrooms is big enough for the troop leaders, chaperones, and all the scouts. The gourmet kitchen is ready to cook the moment you arrive. Earn a few cooking badges while living like princesses. The location is perfect for exploring the rich history Savannah has to offer, and you’ll be near the coast. Marine biology, ecology, and American history badges are in the bag for this trip.