The Girl Scouts Will Soon Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary
Juliette Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout Troop meeting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, the girl Scout organization continues to grow with 3.2 million active members who are dedicated to making our world a better place. Not many organizations have left an imprint on the lives of so many young people. I hope that they have many more years of success.
"Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." - Girl Scout Mission Statement.
First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low by Ginger Wadsworth.
Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, a lavishly illustrated account of the fascinating life of the woman who started it all. Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low was a remarkable woman with ideas that were ahead of her time. She witnessed important eras in United States history, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to westward expansion to post World War I.
And she made history by founding the first national organization to bring girls from all backgrounds into the out-of-doors. Daisy created controversy by encouraging them to prepare not only for traditional homemaking but also for roles as professional women-in the arts, sciences, and business-and for active citizenship outside the home.
Her group also welcomed girls with disabilities at a time when they were usually excluded. Includes author's note, source notes, bibliography, timeline, places to visit, the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and musical notation for the favorite scout Song Make New Friends.
The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder. Juliette Gordon Low, Daisy to her friends and family,was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty and delicate? HOW BORING! She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world and nothing would stop her. Combining her ancestors' passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, they continue to have adventures, do good deeds, and make a difference!
Describes the vigorous and unconventional life of the founder of the Girl Scout movement in the United States.