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Identifier

Accession 325

Inclusive Dates

1911-1985

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

16,500 pieces, 8.25 linear feet and 86 bound volumes

Language

English

Historical Note

The first Girl Scout troop in the South Carolina Low Country was formed in the Fall of 1922 at Ashley Hall, Charleston. It was officially registered in March 1923. Other troops quickly followed. The Council was formed in 1924.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is a valuable source of girl scouting records in South Carolina during the twentieth century. While the Carolina Low Country Girl Scouts (CLCGS) was chartered in 1924, the records begin earlier with the organization of the CLCGS and continue until the late 1970s. The collection consists of organizational records, financial records, troop registrations and membership lists, news releases, Juliette Low Region VI records, newsletters, and records relating to camps and annual conventions. Other records include program activities, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and memorabilia.These records give a good overview of the CLCGS’ history. They also provide a good representation of girl scouting and the events and activities which accompany an organization of this kind.

Provenance

The records of the Carolina Low Country Girl Scout Council were donated to the Archives on June 3, 1980, by Mrs. Thelma Holt, Chief Executive Director.

Keywords

Girl Scouts History, Scouting History, South Carolina Girl Scouts

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Carolina Low Country Girl Scout Council Records - Accession 325

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