Girl Scouts of the USA was founded by Juliette Gordon Low, first in Scotland and London and then her home town in Georgia.
With Spring comes “Girl Scout Cookie sales. New flavor favorites have emerged. And have sold out immediately. A few years of isolating during the pandemic has lead to NEW opportunities. Reimagined cookies got my attention, except I can’t find them anywhere nor will I order them on-line. When I was in Brownies, grade 3, I sold cookies, lots of cookies, to all my grandparents’ tenants (in their large brick apartment building), a couple times since they called for more. Because of this, I sold the most and was rewarded with a summer camp trip. This was at the current Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island, WA, which was a private park at that time, but glorious in every way to an impressionable 8-year-old that gave me a love of nature.
We moved that summer to a bigger house and my activities changed, but the memories of my Brownie troop year lives on every time the cookies go on sale. Happy days.
Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she went by “Daisy” with her family. Highly educated and widely traveled, she was a model nineteenth-century debutante.
She moved to England after her marriage to William Mackay Low. There, she met General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the British Boy Scouts. Inspired by the General’s organization, she formed her first group of girl scouts in Scotland in 1911, then two in London, and one in her hometown in the U.S.
Troops rapidly sprang up across the United States. Low’s Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization in the vanguard of the early moments of the woman suffrage movement, continues to inspire girls with “the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.”
: “Juliette Gordon Low” by Edward Hughes, 1887. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. #JulietteGordonLow #GirlScouts Girl Scouts
Today’s Girl Scouts have evolved with the times. Earning badges comes with so many more opportunities.The link included shows how much it’s evolved. I hope you take a look. You may know someone who might find this a good fit for helping a girl find a community and that can lead her to a satisfying purpose in life.