Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Juliette Gordon Low!

Happy Founder's Day to all Girl Scouts! 

 Today, Girl Scouts across the nation are not only putting on their best, scariest costumes to celebrate Halloween, they are also celebrating the 155th birthday of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low.

This day is so important to me. Throughout my life, Juliette has always been an inspiration of mine. Over 100 years ago, Juliette had a vision: to give every girl the same opportunities that boys had.

In March of 1912, Daisy, as she was commonly known, formed the first troop of Girl Guides in Savannah, Georgia. They played basketball, hiked, camped, learned how to tell time by the stars, learned outdoor survival skills, and studied foreign languages. Through developing these skills, Juliette helped girls believe that they could do anything, and encouraged others that they could too!

Because of her determination to help girls thrive, girls across the globe have seen a lasting impact in their lives. Juliette’s vision has grown into a global movement that includes nearly 3 million Girl Scouts in 92 countries and more than 59 million alumnae, all forming a lifelong sisterhood who works toward making the world a better place.  

Juliette believed in her dream of Girl Scouts for all girls so strongly that she sold a strand of pearls to fund Girl Scouting. Her purpose and passion was so strong that she sacrificed something dear to her heart for the benefit of others. To this day we continue to encourage our girls to spread kindness and philanthropy in everything that they do in Girl Scouting to honor her vision.

Today, make sure you say, “Happy Birthday” to an incredible woman who continues to make a lasting impact on millions of girls and women. Thank you, Juliette, for helping create a sisterhood of women proving that courage, confidence, and character can make the world a better place!

Yours in Girl Scouting, 

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