Council Quest – Troop 200: The Pioneers

In 1924, Josephine Holloway attended a training session with Girl Scout’s founder Juliette Gordon Low and requested to start an official troop. Her request was denied, but she began an unofficial troop for Black girls, using a copy of the Girl Scout handbook to lead her troop. HollowayContinue Reading

Council Quest – Hidden Heroine

More than just a familiar name, Josephine Holloway was a pioneer, trailblazer and an unyielding force that brought about change in her community. Her courage, confidence and character led a quiet revolution, giving opportunities to African American girls in the face of stiff opposition. Honored by GSUSA asContinue Reading

Council Quest – Camp Holloway: 1955

In 1951, land was purchased by the Girl Scouts of Cumberland Valley (now Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee) so that African-American girls would have a place to go to summer camp, as most state parks in Tennessee denied entrance to African Americans. After several years of preparation andContinue Reading

Last Call Before Fall!

Teen Girls Scouts, this weekend’s for you! Get ready to soak up these last minute rays. We have lots of fun things to do and at night too. No parents around, teenagers only! What activities you do is up to you. Don’t miss out on this celebration ofContinue Reading