Girl Scout Day — little known founder facts

   March 11, 2013 5:00 am    0

 

girl scout cookiesAs the Girl Scouts celebrate 101 years on March 12, here are some little known facts about its founder Juliette Gordon Low.

She was born in Savannah, Ga., on Halloween in 1860. Her nickname “Daisy,” is still in use for young Scouts.

She was very athletic — a swimmer and tennis player.

She was hard of hearing most of her life.

Juliette married William Low of England, but the unhappy marriage was about to end in divorce when William Low died. 

Juliette met Boy Scout founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1911. She held the first Girl Scout (originally the Girl Guides) at a meeting in Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912. 

Low died of breast cancer in 1927 at age 66. In 1979, she was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

 

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