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Swing Along the Open Road: Leadership and Travel in Girl Scout Films Film...

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Savannah Theatre

222 Bull Street

Savannah, GA 31401

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From the start, Girl Scouts of the USA has inspired girls to get outside of their comfort zone and travel, whether across town or around the globe. Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was an intrepid traveler herself, visiting four continents and enjoying innumerable adventures. Seeking new experiences as well as autonomy as a woman, she climbed the pyramids in Egypt, hunted tigers in India, hiked the hills of Scotland, and showed a generation of American girls the pleasures of sleeping under the stars. Juliette imbued Girl Scouts not only with the spirit of travel, but with a commitment to global citizenship and civic engagement. Today, more than 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides can be found learning about the world and collaborating to bring about positive change.

This one-time-only film screening and panel discussion will explore how Girl Scouts have gathered together to make a difference at home and abroad for more than 100 years. The feature film,The Road to Button Bay, documents eight girls from Kansas as they travel to one of the largest girl gatherings in the nation: the 1962 Girl Scout Senior Roundup. At the Roundup, more than 8,500 girls from 50 states and 15 countries converged on Button Bay, Vermont on the occasion of Girl Scouts’ 50th anniversary to demonstrate their unity and consider how girls can make an impact on the world. At the event, girls camped and cooked, sang songs, led forums, and met a call to service by President John F. Kennedy with a renewed commitment to the values of Girl Scouts and to seek knowledge, eliminate prejudice, and promote peace.

Additional clips shown will include:

  • Silent clip of Juliette Gordon Low at the first United States International World Camp (1926)

  • 2017 Young Women of Distinction, featuring Devika Kumar, Vilamarie Ocasio, and Yue Ying (2017)

  • A Lifetime of Leadership PSA (2018)

Directly following the screening, Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Girl Scouts’ Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer will invite panelists to consider themes from the film. Panelists include Dr. Jane Rago, Director of Gender and Women’s Studies at Georgia Southern University, and Beth Santos, founder and CEO of Wanderful, the #1 network for women who travel.

This event will take place in the Historic Savannah Theatre, the nation’s oldest active theatre, where Juliette Low performed as a child and later brought Girl Scouts to experience live performances. The screening will be held in conjunction with Wander Woman: A Girl Scout Wayfaring Weekend.

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