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Girl Scout Clarion, 1947-1956

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-013

Content Description

This collection contains copies of The Girl Scout Clarion, a newsletter published by the Mecklenburg County Girl Scout Council. Each newsletter includes a calendar, program consultant help, uniforms for sale, council meetings, conferences, basic training, and other miscellaneous information relating to Girl Scouts. Newsletters are dated 1947-1956 and arranged in chronological order.

Dates

  • 1947 - 1956

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Biographical / Historical

Juliette Gordon Low founded this organization with a vision for girls across the country to build courage, confidence, and character in a time where women were overlooked in society. Low’s vision quickly turned into the Girl Scout Movement. Low’s goal was to introduce young girls to service opportunities and educational trainings outdoors, out of the confines of their expected household chores.

As of 2019, there are over 2.5 million young girls and women who are involved in the organization and believe in the power of the G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader). Other core values taught through Girl Scouts are honesty, friendship, compassion, caring, courage, strength, responsibility, and respect.

The first Girl Scout troop in North Carolina was founded c1914. The eight administrative councils in North Carolina are: Pisgah Girl Scout Council (Asheville); Pioneer Girl Scout Council (Gastonia); Hornet's Nest Girl Scout Council (Charlotte); Catawba Valley Girl Scout Council (Hickory); Tar Heel Triad Girl Scout Council (Colfax); Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council (Raleigh); Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina (Goldsboro); and Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast (Chesapeake, Va.)

Community service and volunteerism are two main components of the Girl Scouts organization. Some examples of community projects the North Carolina troops have worked on are comforting hospitalized children with homemade stuffed animals, Habitat for Humanity, greenways and parks, working in homeless shelters, and tutoring. There are also many notable women from North Carolina who have impacted many minds: Maya Angelou, Flora Randle Scott, Debra Stewart, Elaine Marshall, and Gwendolynn Chunn.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

0.22 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Girl Scouting in the United States began in March 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette Gordon Low founded this organization with a vision for girls across the country to build courage, confidence, and character in a time where women were overlooked in society. This collection contains copies of The Girl Scout Clarion, a newsletter published by the Mecklenburg County Girl Scout Council. Collection materials are dated April 1947-October 1956 and are in good condition.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Related Materials

"Girl Scouts." NCR Vertical Files-Charlotte.

"Girl Scouts." NCR Vertical Files-Mecklenburg.

"Girl Scouts." NCR Vertical Files-North Carolina.

Lindsay, Elinor Andrews. "Fifty Years of Girl Schoting, Fall of 1918-Spring of 1969, in Honor of the 50th Girl Scout Anniversary." Charlotte, NC: Hornets' Nest Girl Scout Council, 1969.

Bibliography

Girl Scouts. “Our History: The Vision of Juliette Gordon Low.” Accessed March 2019. https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-history.html

Brashear, Grace. NCpedia. “Girl Scouts of the USA” 2006. Accessed March 2019. https://www.ncpedia.org/girl-scouts-usa

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition. Some have water damage.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.

Title
Girl Scout Clarion, 1947-1956
Status
In Progress
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2021-02-03
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA