First Southern African American Girl Scouts

First Southern African American Girl Scouts (HM2GPB)

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N 37° 33.77', W 77° 27.024'

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In 1932, the first African American Girl Scout troop in the South began meeting nearby on the Virginia Union University campus. Sponsors of the troop included Lena Watson, Janie Jones, and Mary Virginia Binga. Girl Scouts enjoyed activities such as camping, earning badges, and learning first aid. The Richmond Girl Scouts served as a model for the southern localities as the Girl Scout organization moved toward integration. Initially, Girl Scout activities in Virginia were segregated, but by 1947 African American and white high school girls were working together on the Richmond Council newsletter.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283573 N 4160134
Decimal Degrees37.56283333, -77.45040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.77', W 77° 27.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 46.2" N, 77° 27' 1.4400000000001" W
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