Extra Mile: LOW, Juliette Gordon plaque in Washington, D.C.
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Juliette Gordon Low (October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was an American youth leader and the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912.
Born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon in Savannah, Georgia, she became known as "Daisy" after her uncle saw her as a baby girl and said, "I'll bet she'll be a daisy!" Her mother's family came from Chicago and her father was a Confederate Captain in the American Civil War.
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. The Girl Scout program, which developed from the concerns of the progressive movement in the United States, sought to promote the social welfare of young ladies and was formed as a counterpart to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It is based on the Scouting principles developed by Robert Baden-Powell.
Juliette Gordon Low
FOUNDED GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN 1912 TO ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN THEIR LEADERSHIP SKILLS; TO PROVIDE SUPPORT, KINDNESS AND COMPASSION TO THOSE IN NEED; AND TO PREPARE TO SERVE AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS OF THEIR COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY. HER EFFORTS HAVE ENABLED MILLIONS OF GIRLS, FROM 5 TO 17, TO ENJOY FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.
The work of today is the history of tomorrw, and we are its makers."
OCTOBER 31, 1860 - JANUARY 17, 1927
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