The founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, we celebrate her birthday, and her vision and legacy that lives on in Girl Scouts across the nation and the globe who carry out her great mission. She is remembered and honored by generations of people whose lives have been touched by Girl Scouts, the premier leadership development organization for girls around the world. Here is what some of our Media Girls have to say about Juliette and the impact she continues to make on them.
“When Juliette Gordon Low began Girl Scouts, many people did not realize how this organization would continue to empower girls for so many generations. I love that Girl Scouts is only for girls and that we are able to do so many cool things together. In Girl Scouts, we can show that girls can do anything boys can do, sometimes even better. Since I am a Junior, I have learned many skills that help me with helping others. Many of the things I learn in Girl Scouts, like setting goals and working to achieve them, learning how to prepare a healthy meal and being willing to try new things helps me now and in the future. I love my troop, and we are always excited to see each other. This sisterhood is strong and I know that we will always support and encourage each other, no matter what.” – Audrey Brehm, Girl Scout Troop 13001, Girl Scout Junior
“Juliette Gordon Low impacted the lives of many girls during her lifetime and continues to impact girls today. Her actions led to greatness for many and a chance for girls to contribute within their community and have a voice- all during a time when girls didn’t have many of those opportunities. I believe my Girl Scout experience has given me more knowledge, confidence and leadership skills. Those achievements are all reflections of Juliette Gordon Low’s original vision. I am grateful she was a pioneer.” – Kenzie Bullins, Individually Registered Girl, Girl Scout Cadette
“On October 31, 2021, it will be Juliette Gordon Low’s (also known as Daisy) birthday and the celebration of Girl Scouts. Thanks to her, I have most of the friends that I have today, and thanks to her I actually understand the meaning of friendship and adventure. Juliette helped me realize my true passion, which is to help others and treat people the way I would like to be treated. We remember her in an amazing way. She helped girls realize how amazing they are, at a time when they felt like all they could do was help the men. Juliette Gordon Low helped girls realize that they can be whatever they want to be and that they can do anything a man can do! Juliette taught me to be myself around other people. I used to think I had to be whatever people said I had to be, but I know now that anyone can do anything! When Daisy saw that men were doing all the fun things that she wished that she could do, she wasn’t happy. She knew that what they can do is what women can do! Here is a quote from her that I think most inspires me: “The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” I hope that other young women realize that who they are is amazing and you can do anything! Juliette Gordon Low helped many girls find out who they wanted to be, and she created a whole new experience for girls! She helped me feel better about myself! I think that more girls should join Girl Scouts to enjoy the feeling of being proud of themselves and each other!” – Kate McDaniel, Girl Scout Troop 20015, Girl Scout Cadette
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