Girl Scouts Little House - Borger, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 39.977 W 101° 23.663
14S E 283274 N 3949576
Quick Description: Built for the Girl Scout and the Lions...they still share the building.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2014 7:08:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMM6EM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LABBOO
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Long Description:

County of building: Hutchinson County
Location of building: 119 N. McGee St., Borger

Marker on site erected by Texas Historical Commission 2008
This community landmark, has its origins in Borger's prewar oil boom. In early 1941, Hudson Davis opened a car dealership here, moving his family from Amarillo. Hudson and his wife Ruby immediately became involved in civic activities, with Hudson joining the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and other groups. Ruby and her daughter had been active in Girl Scouts in Amarillo, and so Ruby helped start a Girl Scout troop in Borger. She She and Margaret Elliot, principal of the Weatherly School, called an organizational meeting, and more than one hundred girls and their mothers attended. Ruby became president of the Borger Girl Scout Council.

World War II building restrictions and supply shortages delayed construction of a community center intended as a permanent meeting place for the Girl Scouts. In July 1945 Hudson Davis became president of the Lions Club, and directed the organization to sponsor construction of a headquarters building for the local scout troop. Fritz Thompson donated land near the community hospital, and Borger school superintendent Curtis Cryer obtained plans from Amarillo architect Macon O. Carder for the new building.

Construction of the Girl Scout Little House became a community-wide effort, with all material, money and labor being donated. The U-shaped building features an irregular course rock finish, low-pitch roof with cross gables and exposed rafter tails. The stone veneer of the building is dolostone from the Alibates formation. Since its completion, the building has been the site of many community activities as well as a meeting place for the Girl Scouts and Lions Club.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2008
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

Has a Scout Shop or Store: No

Has a Scouting Museum or Historical displays.: No

Scouting Organization: Girl Scouts of the USA

Address of the location:
119 N. McGee St., Borger 79007

Telephone Number: (806) 274-6121

Type of HQ: Council HQ

Web site for this Scouting HQ: Not listed

Name of Scouting Organization if not listed above.: Not listed

Type of HQ (if not listed above): Not listed

Number of paid scouting employees: Not listed

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