Many troop leaders are unable to have scout meetings in their homes due to lack of space, Alexander said. This makes the Little House all the more important, she said.
“It has all these functional uses and it's something special for the girls,” Alexander said. “They need access to a space that's functional.”
About 15 years ago, this region's Girl Scout Council decided to no longer provide financial support to Little House.
In the wake of this decision, the Girl Scout Little House Foundation was formed to keep the house open and available to local scouts at no cost.
Since that time, many improvements have been made to the building, such as new windows, lights, siding, landscaping, a handicapped accessible bathroom and more.
“It's in much better shape than it has been,” Alexander said. “It's used more days than not every week, year-round. They just have to reserve it at no charge.”
The Nov. 17 celebration will be a traditional open house with tours, refreshments and snacks. It is open to everyone.