I found two of these paper cut-out pages in a newly discovered box of photos and other Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace souvenirs.
Based on the other items in the box, this project likely was available around 1956 to 1962. The original document is 11″x17″ and printed on thick paper.
Shopping at the Birthplace
The first Birthplace gift shop was located along Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia, roughly in the same place it has been since the garden and courtyard renovations.
An apartment was created above the shop in 1956, intended for staff or overnight guests.
The girls in the 1956 photo are admiring the paper cut-out kit!
Service to Birthplace
Beginning with the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace dedication ceremony in 1956, troops were encouraged to bring crafts they had made to sell.
As their contribution to the upkeep of the Birthplace, Girl Scouts from all over the country create handicrafts which are sold in the gift shop. The display represents initiative, imagination, and talent.1956 Brochure
This tradition continued at least into the 1980s, as this undated brochure still touted a Troop Craft Nook.
Who’s up for constructing their own Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace? It would be a great troop project ahead of JGL’s birthday on October 31.
Send pictures if you do!
© 2023 Ann Robertson, writer, editor, Girl Scout historian