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Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an organization that would prepare girls
to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character.
In 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era—and at a time when women in the United States
couldn’t yet vote—this nearly deaf 51-year-old sparked a worldwide movement
inspiring girls to embrace, together, their individuality, strength, and intellect.
Juliette, affectionately known as “Daisy” by her family and close friends, gathered 18 girls
in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, to share what she had learned abroad about a new outdoor
and educational program for youth, and with this, the Girl Scout Movement was born.
Along with Juliette, these first Girl Scouts blazed trails and redefined what was possible
for themselves and for girls everywhere.
Truly, ours is a circle of friendships,
united by our ideals.
— Juliette Gordon Low