On March 12, grab your Thin Mints and your proficiency badges, and get ready to celebrate — because Thursday day marks the rd anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA , the young women's organization founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Low, born in , became a widow in , and was looking to devote herself to a new project — one that would teach young women about their worth and inner resources. After initially working with a Scottish organization called Girl Guides and founding the first American branch of the group in , Low decided to break away and further develop her young women's scouting association on her own. She soon changed the organization's name to the Girl Scouts, and became the organization's first president. Low never remarried or had children of her own, and gave the Girl Scouts everything she had.
About the Birthplace
Years of Girl Scouts
She died January 17, in the Andrew Low House. The families of Confederate officers were required to leave Savannah after the December surrender to General William T. While in New York she took additional private lessons in painting under several prominent artists. When she was about 25 years old, Daisy suffered an ear infection. She persuaded the doctor to try an experimental treatment of an injection of silver nitrate. This treatment caused her to lose a great deal of her hearing in one ear. When it was removed, her ear drum was punctured and became infected, causing her to become completely deaf in that ear.
Juliette Gordon Low
Juliette was born here in , and she lived in and visited the house throughout her life. In , the house was saved from the threat of demolition when Girl Scouts of the USA purchased the birthplace. In true Girl Scout style, Girl Scouts then led a major fundraising effort to support the incredible restoration project that followed.
Over more than years, around million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been changing lives and building a better world through leadership development, community action, service to others, peer education and advocacy. Guiding was introduced that same year to respond to the specific needs of girls and young women. The movement continued to grow over the years, and today there are Girl Guide or Girl Scouts Associations in countries!