Low as a young girl
Low as a young girl
 
 
Low as a young lady
Low as a young lady
 
 
Girl Scouts of America emblem
Girl Scouts of America emblem
 
 
Low, founder of the Girl Scouts
Low, founder of the Girl Scouts
 
 
Low with two girl scouts
Low with two girl scouts
 
 
Low talking with scouts
Low talking with scouts
 
 
Low and scouts planting tree
Low and scouts planting tree
 
Low, Juliette Gordon<br>Started the Girl Scouts
Topic(s):   Famous People (U.S.), Women (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon Low
Born October 31, 1860 (Savannah, Georgia)
Died January 17, 1927 (Savannah, Georgia)
Nationality American
Occupation(s) youth leader
Major Achievement(s) founder of the Girl Scouts of America

Juliette Gordon Low was born in Savannah, Georgia into a wealthy family. She was called Daisy. She started her schooling in Savannah. She was later sent to boarding school to finish her education. When she finished her schooling, Juliette went back to Savannah.

When Daisy was 26, she married William Low in Savannah. They moved to England to live. After her husband died, she became a rich widow. A widow is someone whose husband or wife has died. She was looking for something to do.

Juliette Low became friends with Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Sir Robert began the Boy Scouts. Juliette liked scouting. She began working with the Girl Guides in England. In 1912, she came back to Savannah. She started the first troop of Girl Guides in the USA. A year later the name changed to Girl Scouts.

For the next 15 years, Low worked with the Girl Scouts. She wanted to help girls be independent. She wanted to prepare girls to do other things besides housework. Juliette wanted to involve girls with disabilities. It grew to the largest volunteer group of woman and girls in America. When Ms. Low died, she was buried in her Girl Scout uniform.

Juliette Gordon Low has been honored in many ways. The house she was born in is now a museum. She has also been honored by having her face on a U.S. stamp. Juliette has been named as a Georgia Woman of History.

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