Do You Know About The Scout Guide?

I started seeing the intriguing little book, The Scout Guide  in places like Atlanta a while back…

The Scout Guide

Smaller than a magazine but sturdy and attractive, it screamed out –

 Look At Me! Look At Me!

Two Charlottesville residents with a passion for loving local merchants and artisans decided to put their love for the local into a publication to guide visitors and locals alike to all the best small businesses and artisans in their hometown of Charlottesville.

The talented ladies behind this endeavor are Susie Matheson and Christy Ford.  Susie is a self acclaimed avid shopper and blogger with influence, and Christy owned a successful antique and home store in Charlottesville.  They both found themselves constantly giving recommendations and directions to their favorite local spots and thus the idea for The Scout Guide was born.

Isn’t is great looking?…

The Scout Guide Birmingham

There are now at least 25 city Scout Guides!

Each city is researched and local vendors are sought out for inclusion in the guide.

Everything from restaurants to shops…

The Scout Guide Birmingham

to artisans to designers are represented…

The Scout Guide Birmingham

flowers from the beautiful opening reception in Birmingham, Alabama…

The Scout Guide Birmingham

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is included…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Atlanta representatives…

The Scout Guide Atlanta

garden design…

The Scout Guide Atlanta


The Scout Guide

antiques peddled by a cute dog of course…

scout guideTSG_DearingAnitques_Atlanta_V1

never too early to start thinking about the holidays…

from Charlottesville…

The Scout Guide Charlottesville

I am so excited for my friends at The Nicholson Gallery as they will be included in Atlanta Volume 2!

I think I’ll be scouting around for the other 23 guides…

dog in a scout uniform

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  1. Lynn Grenfell says:

    That is funny. Just signed up for it this week….looks great !

  2. Beth Kennedy says:

    Looks great, Marsha! can’t wait to look at the one for Birmingham! really enjoy your blog!

    • says:

      They are so good for planning when you are traveling to the lucky cities with guides!

  3. The Scout Guide will be out in Jackson this spring! Love this handy and artistic little gem!

  4. Thank you for all the Scout Guide love! The Scout Guide is launching here in Jackson this Spring. For now, please visit and like for updates. Thanks again!!

    Kristin Allen–Editor, TSG Jackson

  5. Courtney Pigford says:

    So glad you like what we do! And thanks for sharing Scout Bham pics!