Wed., January 11, 2012 3:44pm (EST)

Savannah Girl Scouts Plan Centennial
By Andrea Cervone
Updated: 3 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low stands in Savannah at the organization's first meeting.  (photo Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia)
Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low stands in Savannah at the organization's first meeting. (photo Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia)
Girl Scout troops from across the country are planning to mark the organization's centennial this year.

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah 100 years ago in March.

Some of the celebrations include a Camp-o-Ree at Fort-Stewart and a party in Savannah's Forsyth Park.

Tara Panzo of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia says, already 2,000 girls are registered to come.

"We expect a lot more because a lot of folks are coming from further away," Panzo says. "These troops have saved for a year or two, sometimes longer, to come so a lot of times they do bring families."

Hundreds of thousand of visitors are expected at national centennial events in places like Texas and New Jersey.

Even without a special year, Savannah attracts about 60,000 visitors annually to the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace.