Two weeks ago my family boarded am Amtrak train for a weekend trip to Savannah, Georgia.
Officially, the trip was for my daughter to tour the Savannah College of Art and Design, but I took the opportunity to make my first pilgrimage to the First Headquarters and Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, where Jami Brantley and Katherine Keena were excellent hosts.
My husband, daughter and I all toured the Birthplace together, and I especially enjoyed pointing out to them Marian Corbin’s name on the early Savannah troop roster.
As an adult, Marian Corbin Aslakson was a vibrant and vigorous presence at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.
As a bonus, our guide, like many at the Birthplace, was a recent SCAD graduate who had lots of insider information for Erin.
I am looking forward to future talks with Jami about the programs that Historic Georgia runs at the First Headquarters, especially as many are run by Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. As Nation’s Capital prepares to open a history program center* in its former Field Office in Frederick, Maryland, we are looking at developing our own workshops on our rich Girl Scout history.
Of course we did a ghost tour! Isn’t this a great patch!
*Yes, you read that correctly! I’ll write more on the history program center in future posts. Stay tuned!