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Girl Scouts Heart of the South – On the Move!

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South Headquarters in Memphis will be relocating by year’s end to 717 S. White Station Rd., Memphis, TN 38037.

We will close the current office the week of January 24 through 28 for the move.

How was the decision made?

  • Several years ago the council board determined that this move would be in the best interest of the entire council and the girls we serve.
  • Adult Members were surveyed for input in 2009.
  • Early this year the GSHS Board of Directors and members of the Finance and Property Committees completed an extensive due diligence process of the real estate market. The board approved the location and purchase in late September, 2010.  The target move date is year-end 2010.  

Why is this good for Girl Scouts?

  • Owning our own Headquarters property is the fiscally responsible choice and will ensure that we continue to be good stewards of girls’ resources.
  • The Girl Scout Promise and Law outline our core values. The Girl Scout Law challenges us to “use resources wisely.” Purchasing this property will allow us to put more resources towards girl programming throughout the council jurisdiction.
  • Over the next several years, owning our Headquarters versus renting, will save the council at least $50,000 per year.
  • The new headquarters location will provide better visibility for Girl Scouts, more accessibility for members and customers, and is more centrally located within the I-240 and Poplar corridor.
    • The new proximity to I-240 will benefit those living within, as well as those visiting, the greater Memphis area.
    • Better visibility positions Girl Scouts Heart of the South one step closer to reaching our vision of being recognized by the community as the premier source of girl leadership!

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Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at 3:27 PM


11/12/2010 at 02:38 PM by Jean Ann

Sounds Good! Actually closer for me which will be a real time saver.

11/15/2010 at 01:42 PM by Sharon Holmes

Great Idea! This new location will be easier for me to get to, instead of the current location, as it is sort of out of my way. Though I don't live in the White Station area, I am constantly in the White Station area, doing shopping or other errands. Sharon Holmes, Troop Leader 433, Cordova

12/1/2010 at 08:31 PM by Corketa

GOOD JOB!! proud to say my daughter is a girlscout!!

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