Helen Storrow

Helen Storrow

Helen Osborne Storrow (September 22, 1864 – November 12, 1944) was a prominent American philanthropist, early Girl Scout leader, and chair of the World Committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) for eight years. She founded the First National Girl Scout Leaders' Training in Long Pond, Massachusetts; headed the leaders' training camp at Foxlease, UK; and donated the first of the WAGGGS World centres, Our Chalet.

She was married to James J. Storrow, a prominent banker, who was the second national president of the Boy Scouts of America.

Read more about Helen Storrow:  Family and Progressive Roots, Death of Munson Osborne, Marriage To James J. Storrow, Philanthropic Endeavors and Social Reform

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... with the North Bennet school and the Saturday Girls Club, Helen and her husband helped found numerous social and charitable organizations in Boston between 1900 ... In 1908, the Storrows provided the boys at West End House with a summer camp in East Parsonfield, Maine ... boys of the city of Boston, without distinction as to race, color, or creed." As with the Storrows' other clubs, it provided Newsboys - youths who were then a common sight, selling newspapers on ...